Shares in IAG, owner of British Airways, slipped more than 4 per cent today following the news that financial data of around 380,000 British Airways customers have been ‘compromised’.
We are aware of reports of a data breach affecting British Airways and are working with partners to assess the best course of action.
— National Crime Agency (NCA) (@NCA_UK) September 6, 2018
The card details had been stolen in a breach that took place between 21 August and 5 September. The stolen data did not include travel or passport details, according to latest reports.
BA boss has apologised for what he has called a very sophisticated breach of the firm’s security systems. Alex Cruz told the BBC: “There was a very sophisticated, malicious criminal attack on our website.”