Easyjet victim of a huge cyber attack: nine million customers affected!

The airline Easyjet announces that its servers have been victims of a cyberattack, and that the personal data of nine million customers have been exposed. The bank details of more than 2,000 customers have been recovered.

This Tuesday, Easyjet revealed that it had been the victim of a large-scale cyber attack, considered to be ”  highly sophisticated  “. According to the low-cost airline, the personal information of nine million customers has been accessed by hackers, including email addresses, travel details and bank details.

The Guardian specifies that Easyjet recognizes that more than 2,000 customers have had their bank card data used to purchase tickets stolen, and the company will warn those concerned.

The nine million customers soon contacted

Alerted, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which depends on the Ministry of Justice in the United Kingdom, asked Easyjet to warn the nine million customers, in particular, because of the risks linked to phishing since email addresses have been recovered. This organization has the power to sanction companies that do not comply with the GDPR  and those that do not protect their client’s personal data.

According to the company, ”  there is no evidence that personal information of any kind has been misused  “, but general manager Johan Lundgren confirmed that his company would ”  contact customers whose information has been consulted and we advise them to be extremely vigilant, especially if they receive unsolicited communications. “