British Airways customers blocked from making online purchases after data breach

Thousands of British Airways customers are blocked from online shopping

British Airways customers store & # 39; security mess & # 39; because thousands are blocked to make online purchases due to data leaks

  • Thousands of BA customers are blocked from online shopping
  • Barclays, Santander and Capital One have ordered new cards for customers
  • Barclays and Capital One said that existing cards can still be used in stores

Daily Mail Reporter

Thousands of British Airways customers are blocked from online shopping to prevent their bank accounts being robbed after a major data breach.

Barclays, Santander and Capital One have ordered new cards for customers whose data has been stolen by hackers.

Barclays and Capital One said that existing cards can still be used in shops and restaurants, but not online. Santander said that existing cards can be used normally until replacements arrive.

Thousands of British Airways customers are blocked from online shopping

Thousands of British Airways customers are blocked from online shopping

Other banks, including NatWest, Lloyds, Nationwide and HSBC, cancel compromised cards only if they are asked to do so or if they identify suspicious activity.

Many people have already rushed to cancel their cards after an estimated 380,000 BA customers were told last week that their data had been stolen.

The airline is confronted with a backlash about the cyber attack. Angry posts on Twitter accused it of chairing a & # 39; security-mess & # 39 ;. Others complained that they could not get answers to helplines.

Experts warn that more stringent new data protection laws mean that BA can be beaten with a bill of up to £ 1 billion split between compensation and a fine by regulators.

Thousands of British Airways customers are blocked from online shopping

Thousands of British Airways customers are blocked from online shopping

Thousands of British Airways customers are blocked from online shopping

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