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Worries have been raised over the ability for hackers to steal information via a potential British Airways check-in data breach that could arise.

This news comes as we continue to take new Claimants on as part of the BA Group Action that stems from the 2018 cyber-attack incidents.

In this latest security issue that has reportedly been discovered by security experts Wandera, customers’ information could be at risk of exposure as a result of vulnerabilities found in an email link. With some customers already concerned as victims of the 2018 data breach incidents, this latest issue is another blow for passengers who deserve their data to be properly safeguarded from risks posted by cybercriminals.

About the British Airways check-in data breach vulnerability

The vulnerability that could lead to a British Airways check-in data breach was reportedly discovered by security experts Wandera.

It’s understood that links sent to customers as part of functions such as the “manage my booking” facility are not encrypted and could be vulnerable to interception.

Customers who use a public or a shared wi-fi service, like a hotspot, could be at risk of their data being leaked and exposed. Information that could be at risk can include names, booking references, email addresses, phone numbers and itineraries.

It has also been suggested that hackers could change or cancel flights via the vulnerability.

Information from their report has been passed on to British Airways. BA has said that they are “aware” of the issue.

A reminder about the BA Group Action

Amid the potential for a British Airways check-in data breach to arise from this recently reportedly vulnerability, there’s the growing BA Group Action that we’re fighting for justice in.

If you’ve yet to sign-up for a case, make sure you check your eligibility on the BA Group Action website here and start the claims process if you qualify.

We’re representing victims on a No Win, No Fee basis, and there are set to be some significant developments in the action over the coming weeks.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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First published by Matthew on August 22, 2019
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