British Airways owner IAG said on Monday the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) intends to impose a penalty of 183.4 million pounds ($229.8 million) for the theft of customer data
British budget airline easyJet said on Tuesday hackers had accessed the email and travel details of around 9 million customers, and the credit card details of more than 2,000 of them, in a "highly sophisticated" attack.
It explained that this information is one’s personal information as displayed on his/her Alhosan passes, the QR code generated by one’s pass, which cannot be shared with others.
The Finnish Foreign Ministry said Israeli spyware company NSO Group targeted the victims through Pegasus software. The software can seamlessly infiltrate a mobile phone and allow its operators to gain access to the device’s contents and location history.
JusPay told the media that no card numbers or financial information were compromised during the cyber-attack and the actual number is much lower than the 100 million figure being reported.
A number of airlines have been hit by data breaches in recent years. British Airways was fined $28 million last year by a British watchdog after details of 400,000 passengers were lost in a 2018 cyberattack.
By one count, more than 2.5 quintillion bytes of digitized information are generated on Earth every day. That’s more data than all the words spoken by all the humans who ever existed, using generous estimates for both. Texts, emails, pet videos,
Disclosing data or information contained in any electronic document related to medical examinations, medical diagnosis, medical treatment or care, and medical records without authorisation will be punished with temporary imprisonment.
“A quick tour of the existing global technology companies confirms that humanity is in a historical transit stage towards a future governed by technology,” tweeted Sheikh Mohammed.