British airline EasyJet reported, which was the victim of a “sophisticated hacker attack”, as a result of which the data of 9,000,000 users, including email addresses, names and travel data, fell into the hands of unnamed third parties. Also, due to compromise in the hands of criminals were data 2208 bank cards.
While the company does not explain exactly when and how the incident occurred, it is reported that EasyJet notified the Office of the Commissioner for Information and the National Cybersecurity Center (NCSC) about the incident, and also involved outside experts in the field of cybercriminality in the investigation.
All affected users should be informed of what happened before May 26, 2020.
“We would like to apologize to those customers who have suffered from this incident. Since we became aware of the incident, it has become clear that now because of COVID-19, everyone is extremely worried about the use of personal data for online fraud. Therefore, as well as following the recommendations of the Office of the Commissioner for Information, we are already contacting clients whose travel information has been compromised. We recommend that they remain vigilant, especially if they receive unwanted messages, ”the airline said.