Researcher Says British Airways Hack Due To Skimming Malware

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RiskIQ, the security firm, told outlets on Tuesday (Sept. 11) that the data breach at British Airways was due to credit card skimming installed by malware hackers.

According to reports, Yonathan Klijnsma, a threat researcher at RiskIQ, told the outlet that the same group of hackers that breached Ticketmaster may be behind the attack at British Airways, in which more than 380,000 credit cards were compromised. The researcher said the group was highly targeted in their approach, and that the British Airways breach was part of a broader plot to steal records from various websites.

“This British Airways attack was just an extension of this campaign,” said Klijnsma. “This attack is a simple but highly targeted approach compared to what


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