Abta is the latest victim of a devastating online attack, it has been revealed.(via the express)
The hackers could have stolen the personal details of some 43,000 individuals.
The organisation confirmed that around 1,000 files, which may include "personal identity information" of holidaymakers who had made complaints about Abta members, may have been involved in the attack.
Customers and members have been advised to change the passwords associated with their Abta.com accounts.
Users should also change any other online accounts that use the same email address and password combination.
Abta members should remain vigilant – checking online accounts, and watching for fraudulent activity in their bank accounts or social media accounts.
It is now thought the cyberattack took place on February 27th 2017.
Chief Executive Mark Tanzer said: "We are not aware of any information being shared beyond the infiltrator.
"We are actively monitoring the situation, but as a precautionary measure we are taking steps to warn both customers of Abta members and Abta members who have the potential to be affected."
Abta has alerted the police and the Information Commissioner about the incident.
Mr Tanzer went on: "I would personally like to apologise for the anxiety and concern that this incident may cause to any customer of Abta or Abta member who may be affected.
"It is extremely disappointing that our web server, managed for Abta through a third party web developer and hosting company, was compromised, and we are taking every step we can to help those affected.
"I will personally be working with the team to look at what we can learn from this situation."
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