BA hacked: 380,000 payment cards 'compromised' in breach

Stolen information did not include travel or passport details.

British Airways is investigating the theft of customer data from its website and app and has urged customers affected to contact their banks or credit card providers.

It does appear to have included the personal and financial details of those booking travel via the BA website and mobile app during the affected period.

The company added: "The breach has been resolved and our website is working normally".

The company hasn't released any other details about the breach yet, but like most of these events, we'll probably learn much more as the airline's investigation unfolds.

The airline said the hack continued for nearly two weeks, between August 21 and September 5, with 380,000 payments compromised.

India's rupee hits record low against the dollar
India's rupee hit a new record low of 72 against the dollar on Thursday as emerging market currencies suffered hefty losses. The rupee hasn't crashed as much as Turkish Lira or Argentine Peso did versus the greenback.

IAG, which owns British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia, said last month that first-half profits more than doubled.

"We take the protection of our customers' data very seriously", said Alex Cruz, British Airways' Chairman and Chief Executive.

Financial data has been stolen from potentially hundreds of thousands of British Airways customers who made online bookings in recent weeks, extending a run of embarrassing technological mishaps suffered by the United Kingdom flag carrier.

In July, BA apologised after IT issues caused dozens of flights in and out of Heathrow Airport to be cancelled.

BA announced last month that it will halt flights to Tehran in September, citing low profitability as the U.S. reimposes sanctions on Iran.

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