Teiss – The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined airline company Cathay Pacific £500,000 for failing to prevent the breach of personal data of 111,578 Brits and around 9.4 million other people worldwide. In November 2018, Cathay Pacific, one of the world’s largest airlines with a fleet size nearing 150 and operations in over 60 countries, revealed that the massive data breach it suffered earlier that year lasted for months before it was discovered and contained.
Computer Business Review – Unpatched servers, aging desktops, no passwords… The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has slammed Cathay Pacific for its “basic security inadequacies” and fined it £500,000 – the maximum under the 1998 Data Protection Act – after the airline leaked the personal data of millions of customers.
SC Magazine UK – The Information Commissioner’s Office imposed its maimum £500,000 penalty on Cathay Pacific Airways for a 2018 data breach – which could have been many millions if it happened under GDPR
NS Tech – The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) revealed on Wednesday that it has handed Cathay Pacific a £500,000 fine for failing to protect the personal data of more than 111,000 UK travelers. But security experts warned that the Hong Kong flag-carrier could have been hit with a much higher penalty had the breach taken place after the EU’s new data protection regime came into effect.4
Professional Security Magazine – Cathay Pacific Airways Limited has been fined £500,000 by the UK data protection regulator the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The watchdog says that between October 2014 and May 2018 the airline’s computer systems lacked appropriate security measures which led to customers’ personal details being exposed. Some 111,578 of whom were from the UK, and about 9.4 million more worldwide.