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Cathay Pacific hit by data breach

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Cathay Pacific said the data of about 9.4 million passengers had been accessed without authorisation.

The airline said 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.

Police in Hong Kong Police have been notified and there was no evidence any personal information has been misused.

Warning over data protection rules

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Businesses in Jersey have been asked to ensure they're doing enough to protect people's private information.

The move has been prompted by the case of a former Jersey police officer, who was found guilty of accessing personal data on a work computer.

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Data Protection Commissioner Jay Fedorak said companies must make sure all their employees are aware of tighter rules, which were introduced in May.

"It's important people who work with personal data are aware that there are consequences to even casual browsing," he said.