British Airways is facing a record fine of £183 million, after its systems were breached by hackers last year and the personal and payment card information of around 500,000 customers were stolen.
Read more about what you need to know in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
A deeper investigation has revealed that hackers were stealing information for much longer than initially thought, and an additional 185,000 British Airways customer payment cards were compromised.
Malicious script is being blamed for the British Airways hack, Trend Micro’s apps are booted out of the Mac App Store for snaffling private data, and Paul Manafort’s daughter wants Twitter to remove a link.
All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by David Emm of Kaspersky Lab.
Within hours of British Airways admitting that it had suffered a serious security breach, with hackers accessing customer data and the full details of 380,000 payment cards, a British law firm announced that it was launching a £500m group action against the airline.
Hackers have stolen the personal and payment card information of hundreds of thousands of British Airways passengers from its website.
Big companies like British Airways have a variety of safety nets in place. Should one system fail, then it should be easy to switch over to another.
So how did things go so badly wrong?
In this latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast, the team are joined by John Hawes to discuss bare naked blackmail, the British Airways IT catastrophe, and Facebook fines.
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Thousands of Facebook users have liked a fake British Airways promotion, and shared the post, in the hope of winning a non-existent prize.
A scammy Facebook page has tricked thousands of social networkers into liking a bogus page, in the belief that they could receive free flights on British Airways for a year.
Members of British Airways Executive Club are reporting that their accounts appear to have been hacked, and emptied of their Avios reward points.
If you have received an unexpected email, claiming to come from British Airways, about an upcoming flight that you haven’t booked – please be on your guard.
Find out more, by reading my article on the We Live Security blog.
Criminals are spamming out a malware via email, posing as an e-ticket from British Airways.
Be on your guard – or risk ending up with an infected computer.