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The British Airways data breach class action is set to widen on news that the number of victims may be more than originally thought.

An additional 185,000 customers may also have been affected by the British Airways data breach that was revealed last month. The 15-day cyber-attack has compromised the details of hundreds of thousands of payment cards.

We’re acting for a number of victims who have been affected by the British Airways data breach. The class action may well widen if the additional victims are verified as affected.

About the British Airways data breach class action

The British Airways data breach class action is a legal case for compensation for victims affected by this year’s monumental data breach.

Personal and payment information was compromised in the attack. This included:

  • Names;
  • Postal addresses;
  • Email addresses;
  • Card payment information – including the long card numbers, expiry dates and security numbers (CVV).

Anyone who has received confirmation that they were affected by the British Airways data breach can be entitled to join our action. We’re fighting for victims on a No Win, No Fee basis. If you have not received notification that you were affected, check the breach period on our info page here.

How many more may be eligible to join the British Airways data breach class action?

The update means that some 185,000 more people may have been affected, and may be able to join the ongoing British Airways data breach class action.

The additional victims may have stemmed from a wider breach period. In an announcement, it’s believe that customers who made reward bookings between 21st April 2018 and 28th July 2018 may also have been affected. If payment cards were used, data may have been exposed.

In a statement about the widening of the data breach, owners of British Airways (IAG) said:

“While British Airways does not have conclusive evidence that the data was removed from its systems, it is taking a prudent approach in notifying potentially affected customers, advising them to contact their bank or card provider as a precaution”

The widening of the British Airways data breach class action will likely not help the damaged reputation of the UK’s biggest airline. The larger number of victims may also mean any GDPR punishments issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) may also be bigger.

To join the British Airways data breach class action, please contact our team via the help page here.

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 October 26, 2018
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