British Airways Offering Free Identity Monitoring After Data Breach
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Last week we let y’all know about the British Airways data breach. And now, British Airways is offering those affected a little bit of reassurance with free credit monitoring.
Anyone affected should receive an email from British Airways with an offer for a free 12-month subscription to Experian’s ProtectMyID program. They have also said they will reimburse customers for any financial loss suffered as a direct result of this hack. If you believe you were impacted and didn’t get an email, I suggest calling British Airways to ask for the same courtesy.
A few folks on Flyertalk have reported suspicious charges to their account, so it appears that some of the data that was stolen is being used fraudulently.
As a reminder, this theft doesn’t appear to have impacted everyone who has a British Airways account, but rather only those folks who made a booking from August 21 through September 5, 2018. Including bookings made on both the British Airways website and mobile app.
You can read more about the specifics of the data breach here.
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