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Cathay Pacific has revealed it has discovered unauthorised access to some of its information system containing passenger data of up to 9.4 million people.
According to the airline, 860,000 passport numbers, about 245,000 Hong Kong identity card numbers, 403 expired credit card numbers and 27 credit card numbers with no card verification value (CVV) were accessed in the breach.
The company said it was contacting affected passengers and had informed Hong Kong police as well as relevant authorities.
Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg said “We want to reassure our passengers that we took and continue to take measures to enhance our IT security. The safety and security of our passengers remains our top priority.”