British Airways faces more than $230 million in fines for data breaches compromised the personal details of roughly 500,000 customers.
UK Information Commissioner’s Office said that weak web security allowed hackers to diverted customer details including log ins, payment cards, and travel booking details, from the British Airways website.
The airline disclosed the incident in September 2018.
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office intends to fine the operator equivalent to 1.5% of its global turnover for the 2017 financial year. The airline recorded a revenue of £12.226 billion in 2017, which means the overall fine amounts to just under £183.4 million.
The British Airways’s chief executive, Alex Cruz, said, “surprised and disappointed” about the initial ruling…”
“British Airways responded quickly to a criminal act to steal customers’ data,” and “We have found no evidence of fraud, fraudulent activity on accounts linked to the theft” he added.