Hackers Hit EasyJet in Cyberattack Exposing Data of 9 Million Customers

By Anna Breuer on 19 May 2020
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EasyJet said Tuesday that the personal information of nine million customers was accessed in what it termed a “highly sophisticated” cyber-attack on the airline’s computer systems

The airline said on Tuesday that the hackers accessed email addresses and travel details, adding that it would contact the customers affected. It said it had reported the breach to the National Cyber Security Center and the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Of the nine million people whose data was accessed, 2,208 had credit card details stolen, EasyJet reported.  No passport details were uncovered.

“There is no evidence that any personal information of any nature has been misused,” it said.

The Luton, United Kingdom-based airline did not provide any details on how the breach occurred.

The data breach is one of the largest to impact a company in the United Kingdom.

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