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Who’s to Blame for the British Airways Breach?

September 12, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

British Airways recently announced that its systems had been compromised, exposing the credit card details of over 380,000 users. And according to cybersecurity experts, you may already be familiar with the group that breached the airline.

BA revealed that on Aug. 21 and Sept. 5, the attacker collected payment information made through its main website, and from its mobile app. Based on the details of the crime, a recent report concluded the attack was made by the hacker group Magecart. If that name is familiar to you, it’s because they were also claimed to be responsible for the attack on Ticketmaster earlier this year.

In each case (as well as many others connected to Magecart), the perpetrator hacked into online stores and hid malicious JavaScript code to steal payment information entered at checkout, including card numbers, names, addresses, and more.

As attacks on online purchases become more common, it’s that much more important for organizations to regularly evaluate their cybersecurity, or risk suffering a breach and losing both important data, as well as the confidence of their clients.