British Airways Hacked – British Airways is the latest high-profile company to fall victim to a large-scale hack. The company confirmed on Sunday that a security breach affected tens of thousands of its users’ frequent-flyer accounts.
The UK-based airline confirmed that users’ personal data, such as travel history and credit card information, have not been viewed or stolen. However, British Airways has temporarily frozen affected accounts, and said some people may not be able to access their earned miles at this time.
The airline also apologized, and said it is currently investigating the breach: “We are sorry for the concern and inconvenience this matter has caused, and would like to reassure customers that we are taking this incident seriously, and have taken a number of steps to lock down accounts so they can no longer be accessed.”
While British Airways isn’t necessarily encouraging users to change their passwords, now is a good time to do so to ensure your data is safe and secure.