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British Airways data hack ‘was carried out by RUSSIANS’

Risk IQ security researchers think the mysterious ‘Magecart’ group were responsible for stealing 380,000 customers’ details between August 21 and September 5.

And also thought to have carried out June’s Ticketmaster raid, when they obtained the details of 40,000 customers.

The experts believe the hackers “set up custom built, targeted infrastructure to blend in with the BA website specifically and avoid detection for as long as possible.”

Rob Shapland, a security consultant at another research company Falanx Group, said the attack could have been prevented due to the publicity around the ticket website hack only weeks before.


Falanx Group Limited (LON:FLX), is a global intelligence and cyber defence provider working with blue chip and government clients. It operates the MidGARD cyber monitoring platform for corporate and governmental customers which utilises a combination of proprietary and third-party processes and technologies

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