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9 million Easyjet customers hit by cyber attack

Easyjet has announced that nine million of its passengers have had their travel details accessed by hackers.

The airline said it had been hit by a "highly sophisticated cyber-attack", but did not mention when this cyber-attack took place.

It is believed that 2,208 customers have had their credit card details “accessed” and millions of email addresses and travel details have been accessed.

However, the company is confident "no evidence that any personal information of any nature has been misused" due to the attack.

Easyjet has begun contacting affected customers, and says that they will all be informed by 26 May.

EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren said, "We take the cyber security of our systems very seriously and have robust security measures in place to protect our customers' personal information.

"Since we became aware of the incident, it has become clear that owing to Covid-19 there is heightened concern about personal data being used for online scams."

Lundgren added, "We are contacting those customers whose travel information was accessed and we are advising them to be extra vigilant, particularly if they receive unsolicited communications.

"We would like to apologise to those customers who have been affected by this incident."

Source: Banbridge Leader


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