The fine British Airways are facing is related to a 2018 data breach that affected thousands of customers and compromised data from over 380,000 card payments. The fine was issued due to BA’s failure to comply with GDPR rules. Preventing the breach would not have only avoided the fine (obviously), but it would’ve prevented a much more costly outcome — thousands of dissatisfied customers that lost trust in the brand.
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Facebook announced it suffered an attack that affected almost 50 million users. The hack required the chaining of multiple vulnerabilities, being one of them in the “View As” feature, that help users control their privacy by previewing how other users see their profile.