Cathay Pacific security breach ends in data theft of 9.4 million passengers

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Cathay City [Hong Kong], October 25 (ANI): International airline Cathay Pacific made a startling revelation today, saying data of as many as 9.4 million passengers was stolen after a breach that occurred in March.

The stolen data such as passport information, including identity card numbers, names, dates of birth, and postal addresses are likely to have been compromised, The Verge reported. In addition to that, details on travel history and any comments made by customer service representatives may have also been stolen.

The airline further revealed that details of 403 expired credit cards were accessed and 27 credit card numbers with no CVV numbers were also accessed. However, Cathay Pacific confirmed that no personal information has been misused and there is no impact on flight safety either. [source_without_link]ANI[/source_without_link]