Airline cyberattacks and data breach claims
airline cyberattacks

Airline cyberattacks and data breach claims

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Previous data found that cyberattacks on the aviation industry had increased significantly in recent years, with commercial airlines reportedly suffering the heaviest blows. Unfortunately, such rises come as little surprise to us, and will likely not shock many others. Numerous airline cyberattacks in recent years have caused us to become accustomed to this sort of problem.

From British Airways to Air India, we have seen a number of high-profile cyber incidents involving airlines over the past few years, some of which have subsequently resulted in major data breach group actions. Given that aviation companies hold huge quantities of often highly sensitive personal information, it is natural that they are prime targets for hackers seeking to steal information. What can be harder to accept is that airlines keep failing to defend themselves against such attacks.

If you have had your personal data exposed as a result of an airline cyberattack, you may be able to recover compensation for the harm you have been caused.  Our involvement in the group legal actions against both British Airways and easyJet means that we are an expert firm to come to for your data breach claim.

Many airline cyberattacks

Many airline cyberattacks have occurred in recent years, highlighting just how wide-reaching such attacks can be. For example, in May 2020, the easyJet cyberattack hit, compromising the personal information of as many as 9 million customers. Email addresses and travel details were exposed for the majority of affected customers, while a few thousand also had their payment card details reportedly subjected to unauthorised access.

More recently, in May 2021, it was reported that the servers of Air India had been attacked, affecting information belonging to around 4.5 million customers. Passport, ticket and payment card information were all reportedly stored on the compromised servers.

Both these airline cyberattacks brought the data protection practices of the two airlines into question, as was the case following the British Airways data breach.

Data breach group actions against airlines

Following the British Airways data breach, it was alleged that the company itself may have been negligently responsible for the incident, despite the fact it was instigated by external attackers. After an ICO investigation, the company was fined for failing to protect the personal data of its customers.

However, our job is to see that victims are fairly compensated, which is why we launched our group action against British Airways. We represent thousands of people engaged in our group action for justice against the airline, and we continue to pursue compensation on behalf of our clients on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Your compensation claim

Victims affected by airline cyberattacks may have a chance to recover compensation for any harm caused. If you are eligible, you can make either an EasyJet or a BA data breach claim with us and benefit from No Win, No Fee legal representation from a firm of data protection specialists.

To find out more about how to claim, contact us today for free, no-obligation advice, or register your details for a call-back.

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