British Airways (BA) has locked down thousands of frequent flyer accounts after a mass cyber-attack from an unknown source.No personal information had been viewed or stolen and it had frozen affected accounts while it resolves the issue. It means top executive club flyers may not be able to use their points until the issue is resolved,said the company.
The group behind this attack is not know still and it is believed to have been carried out by an automated computer program looking for vulnerabilities in the company’s online security systems.The company issued an apology to customers, saying the accounts would be freed up within a few days.
Even though many accounts where stolen no names, addresses, bank details or other personal information had been accessed by the hackers.
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