Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific slammed for security failures following hack which exposed 9.4 million people worldwide

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Cathay Pacific for “a number of basic security inadequacies” which resulted in hackers stealing the data of 9.4 million people worldwide – including 111,578 from the UK.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Post-breach, Cathay Pacific hit by group action by UK law firm

Fresh from launching a £500 million group action against British Airways after a serious security breach, a UK law firm has wasted no time responding to the announcement last week of a hack at Cathay Pacific which saw the personal data of 9.4 million Cathay Pacific passengers breached.

Hackers steal personal data of up to 9.4 million Cathay Pacific passengers

Most people in the world would describe it as a company “admitting they’ve been hacked.”

But if you’re the breached company and want to apply the maximum amount of PR spin, you might instead issue a release saying you’re “announcing a data security event affecting customer data.”

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.