IAG warns Air Europa's customers of personal data leak, WSJ reports

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March 21 (Reuters) - British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines Group ICAG.L said that personal data of Air Europa's customers had been compromised due to a security incident that was discovered in October, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

IAG said in an email to Spanish airline Air Europa's customer base that the data breach exposed details such as identity cards or passport information, names, birthdays, phone numbers and nationalities of customers, according to the report. There was no evidence of fraudulent use of the data, it added.

IAG and Air Europa did not immediately respond to Reuters' requests for comment.

Madrid-based Air Europa in October suffered a cyber attack on its online payment system that left some of its customers' credit card details exposed. The carrier at the time said no other information was exposed without specifying the number of customers affected.

Last year, IAG agreed to pay 400 million euros ($434.48 million) to Spain's Globalia for the remaining 80% of airline Air Europa it did not already own.

($1 = 0.9206 euros)

(Reporting by Chandni Shah in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich)


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