EasyJet Reveals Data Breach That Affects 9 Million Customers
EasyJet, U.Okay.’s largest airline, has revealed that it suffered a knowledge breach and hackers have accessed journey particulars of 9 million prospects. The funds airline stated 2,200 prospects additionally had their bank card particulars accessed within the breach. Passport data weren’t accessed.
EasyJet didn’t give particulars on how attackers gained entry to prospects’ particulars however experiences that it has closed off the unauthorized entry and reported the breach.
EasyJet has already contacted prospects whose bank card info was accessed to warn them to be additional vigilant about the potential for phishing makes an attempt. Different prospects affected will likely be contacted by no later than the 26th of Might. This is without doubt one of the largest safety breaches to have affected a UK firm and will depart EasyJet open to heavy fines at a time when airways are already underneath extreme monetary stress.
An identical safety breach in 2018 resulted in a superb of GBP183 million ($224M) for British Airways.