British Airways has been fined a massive £183.39 million by the Information Commissioners Office in the UK for the 2018 data breach.
The breach saw data stolen from hundreds of thousands of the company’s customers, when traffic from the BA website was redirected to fraudulent websites.
The proposed fine relates to a cyber incident notified to the ICO by British Airways in September 2018. This incident in part involved user traffic to the British Airways website being diverted to a fraudulent site. Through this false site, customer details were harvested by the attackers. Personal data of approximately 500,000 customers were compromised in this incident, which is believed to have begun in June 2018.
The ICO’s investigation has found that a variety of information was compromised by poor security arrangements at the company, including log in, payment card, and travel booking details as well name and address information.
You can find out more information about this new ruling by the ICO over at their website at the link below.