The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) hit British Airways with a record-breaking £183 million fine for last year’s data breach that compromised the personal data of half a million customers. 

The fine is the first to be made public under The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which went into effect last year.

The attack was the result of customers being diverted from British Airways’s site to a fraudulent site where threat actors harvested customer data in what was described as a “sophisticated, malicious criminal attack," BA said on its website at the time.

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