British Airways: 185K Affected in Second Data BreachThe carrier discovered another breach while investigating its largest-ever data breach, disclosed in September.
An investigation into this year's massive British Airways hack has led to the discovery of 185,000 additional victims.
Experts discovered the breach while investigating its largest-ever cyberattack, which was first detected on Sept. 5. Between Aug. 21 and Sept. 5, attackers compromised 380,000 card payments and stole passengers' names, physical and email addresses, and credit card numbers, security codes, and expiration dates.
The newly discovered breach affects a different group of customers, reports BA parent company IAG, though it believes the same group is responsible for both incidents. This one only involves customers who booked trips using British Airways loyalty program points.
It seems the smaller breach took place between April 21 and July 28. IAG says 77,000 people had their names, addresses, email addresses, and payment data stolen, and 108,000 people had their payment card numbers and expiration dates taken, but not their CVV numbers.
Read more details here.
Black Hat Europe returns to London Dec 3-6 2018 with hands-on technical Trainings, cutting-edge Briefings, Arsenal open-source tool demonstrations, top-tier security solutions and service providers in the Business Hall. Click for information on the conference and to register.
Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio