EasyJet security breach affects 9m customers

ResearchAndMarkets.com has announced publication of EasyJet Struck by Sophisticated Cyber Attack that revealed personal information of 9 million customers was accessed during cyber attack, the company said.

EasyJet has revealed that personal information, including email addresses and travel details, and over 2,000 customers had their credit card details stolen. No passport details were accessed in the attack. EasyJet did not give details on how attackers gained access to customers´ details but reports that it has closed off the unauthorized access and reported the breach to the National Cyber Security Center and the Information Commissioner´s Office (ICO).

Following the advice of the ICO, EasyJet has contacted customers whose credit card information was accessed to warn them to be extra vigilant about the possibility of phishing attempts.

Other customers affected will be contacted by no later than the 26th of May. This is one of the largest security breaches to have affected a UK company and could leave EasyJet open to heavy fines at a time when airlines are already under severe financial pressure. A similar security breach in 2018 resulted in a fine of GBP183 million for British Airways.

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