British Airways : a 200 million euro fine after a theft of bank details

The british company British Airways may pay full pot, the hacking of which she was a victim last summer. Between the 21 August and 5 September last year, the ba

British Airways : a 200 million euro fine after a theft of bank details

The british company British Airways may pay full pot, the hacking of which she was a victim last summer. Between the 21 August and 5 September last year, the banking information than 244,000 of its customers had been stolen, a figure that could rise to 380.000. The company, which had then promised to compensate all affected customers, announced on Monday that its parent company, the group IAG, would be liable to a fine of 204 million euros (183 million pounds) by the uk agency in charge of the protection of personal data, the ICO.

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"We are surprised and disappointed", reacts to the CEO of British Airways, Alex Cruz. He defends himself, stating that the company "responded quickly to the criminal act of data theft of its customers". Names, addresses, card numbers, expiration dates, and cvc have been able to be pirated. "We found no evidence of fraudulent activity on the accounts affected by this theft," adds this Monday, the boss of the company british national. The ceo of IAG Willie Walsh has announced its intention to negotiate with the ICO on this subject with a view to appeal.

1.5% of the annual turnover of

on Monday, the company says that it has not been informed of any theft of money in the customers impacted by this hacking. A defence which does not prevent IAG from losing 1% on Monday morning at the opening of the London stock Exchange. In addition to this case, the credibility of British Airways is regularly damaged. In may 2017, a power problem caused a fault giant on the company's systems. In April and July 2018, British Airways had recognised that 185.000 other passengers had been victims of a hacking of financial data always.

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The fine imposed on the british company corresponds to 1.5% of the turnover of the business in 2017. She is the first to be made public since the introduction of the general regulation on data protection (RGPD). This regulation imposes to highlight the violations of the security of the data to the information commissioner, in this case the ICO in the uk. As such, the body in charge of personal data may provide for a fine of up to 4% of the turnover.

Date Of Update: 11 Temmuz 2019, 00:00

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