Data watchdog issues biggest ever fine over airline cyberattack

British Airways has been fined £20 million for “unacceptable” failures that led to personal details of hundreds of thousands of customers’ data being being stolen by hackers in 2018.

The fine represents the largest financial penalty issued by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to date and is based on GDPR data protection regulation.

The incident started in summer 2018 and went undetected by the airline for over two months, before being finally publicly disclosed in September 2018.

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Source: ZDNet