British Airways is advising all customers who believe they may have been affected to contact their bank or credit card provider and follow recommended advice.
BA’s chief executive Alex Cruz said the information stolen didn’t include data related to travel or passports, but could allow criminals to use credit card information for illicit purposes.
“We know that the information that has been stolen is name, address, email address, credit card information; that would be credit card number, expiration date and the three-letter code in the back of the credit card,” he told the BBC in an interview.
Cruz also said the airline was “100 percent committed to fully reimburse” passengers suffering financial losses from the “very sophisticated malicious criminal attack.”
The airline also took out full page adverts in a number of UK newspapers on Friday, beginning with the words: “We are sorry.”
BBC via DW