The other day, many people’s British Airways Executive Club accounts were hacked and it turns out mine was too. As reported by USA Today, “The breach apparently was the result of a third party using information obtained elsewhere on the Internet, via an automated process, to try to gain access to accounts. It follows problems for hotel companies Hilton and Starwood as well as United and American airlines.”
It turns out all three of the British Airways accounts I manage have been hacked.
My British Airways Account Hacked
Here is the letter that I received from British Airways:
Basically British Airways locked down members accounts. But with the unauthorized access, the hackers could have obtained more information stored in the account.
All my points were removed and then redeposited back into my account. I had to change my password as my account had been locked my British Airways.
Did this happen to you as well? Were you able to get your points back and regain access to your account? What other changes were made within your account? There were reports of peoples phone numbers being changed as well as other personal information. Make sure you check.