British Airways has been fined £20 million over a 2018 data hack, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced.
Investigators found that the airline should have identified the security weaknesses which enabled the attack to take place.
We have fined British Airways £20 million for failing to protect the personal and financial details of more than 400,000 of its customers.
— ICO (@ICOnews) October 16, 2020
The carrier failed to protect the personal and financial details of more than 400,000 customers, the ICO said.
It did not detect the hack for more than two months.