British Airways has become the latest firm to fall victim to hackers. The airline announced last night they have suffered a huge breach, compromising thousands of customers information- including financial details.
In response to the news that British Airways has launched an “urgent” investigation and notified police after hundreds of thousands of customers’ personal and financial details were stolen, the following comments from security experts at Tripwire, ESET and One Identity:
News has broken that one in four people have been victims of fraud when shopping online – with 8% duped more than once, according to a fraud tracker. Of all shoppers tricked whilst purchasing items online, £608 was lost on average – with one in seven defrauded by more than £1,000. When comparing the difference between women and men, the cost of fraud is higher for men – incurring a loss of £139 more.
News has just broken that British Airways is investigating “as a matter of urgency” the theft of customer data from its website and mobile app. The airline said personal and financial details of approximately 380,000 customers making bookings had been compromised.
The failure of the UK’s security vetting provider to process applications on time has the potential to affect the government’s ability to conduct official business, including high-risk and high-profile projects, according to an investigation by the National Audit Office. This comes at a time when threats to the UK are considered to have increased in scale, diversity, and complexity.
The MHRA have agreed to support Protak Scientific in the formation of a UK focus group to discuss the use of Enzyme Indicators in the UK. The MHRA have seen the potential of the use of Enzymatic Indicators to measure Decontamination Validation and have offered to support industry and provide a regulator’s perspective and assistance to interested parties.