A “highly sophisticated cyber-attack” in January has affected nine million EasyJet customers. EasyJet admitted the hack today.
EasyJet has said that email addresses and travel details had been stolen and that 2,208 customers had also had their credit card details “accessed” in the hack. The company claims there is no evidence that the data has been “misused”.
The budget airline says that it has informed the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office and is continuing to investigate the hack, which it claimed it first became aware of in January 2020.
EasyJet has said that the online channels affected by the attack have since been closed, and that, other than those identified, no other clients’ passport or card details had been shared.
In a statement it said, “We take issues of security extremely seriously and continue to invest to further enhance our security environment.
“There is no evidence that any personal information of any nature has been misused, however, on the recommendation of the ICO, we are communicating with the approximately nine 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.
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