İrem GÖL -TDO- According to the Guardian, EasyJet has revealed that the personal information of 9 million customers was accessed in a “highly sophisticated” cyber-attack on the airline. The company said that the e-mail addresses and travel details were accessed and it would contact the customers affected. Of the 9 million people affected, 2,208 had credit card details stolen, luckily, no passport details were uncovered.
EasyJet said the incident is reported to the National Cyber Security Center and the Information Commissioner’s Office. The ICO recommended EasyJet contact everyone affected because of an increased risk of phishing fraud.
The EasyJet Chief Executive, Johan Lundgren said: “We would like to apologise to those customers who have been affected by this incident. 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. As a result, and on the recommendation of the ICO, 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.”