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British Airways data breach – how to protect yourself

7th September 2018

British Airways has warned customers that card payments on its website and app were compromised after a data breach. Here is what to do if you think you have been affected.

British Airways have said on a statement on its website that the stolen data did not include travel or passport details.

How to protect yourself

  • Phishing – Attackers may use your personal details to target you with convincing emails, texts and calls. Be suspicious of unsolicited requests for your personal or financial details. 
     
  • Financial details – If your financial data was compromised, be vigilant against suspicious activity on your bank accounts. If you notice any unauthorised transactions, notify your bank or card company. 
     
  • Passwords – If your password was compromised, perform a password reset on any other online account where you’ve used the same one. 
     
  • Report - If you think you have been a victim of fraud or cybercrime, report it to us.
     
For more information about the data breach British Airways have posted a list of FAQ’s on their website