British Airways Frequent Flyer accounts hacked

March 29, 2015: As per the guardian reports, tens of thousands of frequent flyer accounts of British Airways has been compromised. Hackers reportedly sneak in to the company's database and accessed the users information.
                         
However, airline said no personal information had been viewed or stolen and it had frozen affected accounts while it resolves the issue. That also mean at the moment, top executive club flyers can't view their accounts and can't claim their points until the issue is resolved.

Airline still doesn't reach to any conclusion on who was behind the attack, but it is believed to have been careied out by an automated computer program looking for bugs in the company's online security systems.

Airline spokesman in his statement said: "British Airways has become aware of some unauthorised activity in relation to a small number of frequent flyer executive club accounts. This appears to have been the result of a third party usinginformation obtained elsewhere on th internet, via an automated process, to try to gain access to some accounts."

British Airways Frequent Flyer account is a programme for frequent travelling passengers to claim their credits whenever they fly with the airline. The credits can be used to avail several premium facilities of the airline.

Source:TheGuardian
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