British Airways: the first major fine since the new GDPR rules came into force

Jul - 10
2019

British Airways: the first major fine since the new GDPR rules came into force

British Airways: the first major fine since the new GDPR rules came into force

As you may have read in the press earlier this week, British Airways is facing a record fine of £183 million from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after suffering a cyber attack in September last year. It is the largest fine the ICO has issued since the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules came into effect from May 2018.

When British Airways was unfortunately hit by the cyber attack in September last year, the airline took just one day to inform its customers that details from around 380,000 booking transactions had been stolen, including bank card numbers, expiry dates and cvv codes. It is understood these details were taken via malicious script designed to steal financial information by skimming British Airways’ payment page before it was submitted. This hack allowed the attackers to see people’s details as they were entered on the page.

Our parent company have a blog post which makes an interesting read…

Read More: https://realinsurance.co.uk/british-airways-the-first-major-fine-since-the-new-gdpr-rules-came-into-force/

 

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