Personal information of 9 million EasyJet customers ‘accessed’ in cyber attack

May 19, 2020

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The personal details of nine million EasyJet customers have been compromised in a “highly sophisticated” cyber attack.

The low-cost carrier announced on Tuesday that the email addresses and travel details of some nine million passengers were accessed as part of the attack. Additionally, the airline said that the credit card details of around 2,200 customers were also accessed.

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The airline said it’ll contact passengers whose information was accessed by the hackers.

At this point, the airline said that there’s no evidence that the data had been misused by the hackers, and the unauthorised access has been closed off.

“There is no evidence that any personal information of any nature has been misused, however… we are communicating with the approximately 9 million customers whose travel details were accessed to advise them of protective steps to minimise any risk of potential phishing”, the airline said in a statement.

“We’re sorry that this has happened, and we would like to reassure customers that we take the safety and security of their information very seriously. EasyJet is in the process of contacting the relevant customers directly and affected customers will be notified no later than the 26 of May”.

The news of the attack comes amid the grounding of EasyJet’s fleet as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

This is a developing story…

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