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EasyJet is hacked with nine million customers details accessed

by Peter Smyth Tech Journalist
19th May 20 12:39 pm

“Highly sophisticated” hackers have accessed personal detail of around nine million customers, including over 2,200 credit card details.

With the exception of the 2,200 customers people’s passport and credit card details were not accessed and all online channels have been closed after the hacking.

EasyJet said in a statement, “There is no evidence that any personal information of any nature has been misused, however .. we are communicating with the approximately 9 million customers whose travel details were accessed to advise them of protective steps to minimise any risk of potential phishing.”

It added, “We’re sorry that this has happened, and we would like to reassure customers that we take the safety and security of their information very seriously.

“EasyJet is in the process of contacting the relevant customers directly and affected customers will be notified no later than 26th of May.”

Justin Basini, CEO and Co-founder of Clearscore said, “Today’s news from EasyJet shows how vulnerable British consumers are to the threat of cybercrime.

“Nine million EasyJet customers could have been affected by this latest data hack and it shows why people need to be continuously vigilant about their online security.  We recently launched ClearScore Protect, a free service which alerts people if their personal data has been breached and is available on the dark web to criminals.

“Since launching last month we’ve discovered a shocking 3.5m passwords on the dark web and the average person has experienced seven password breaches.

“People in the UK are most likely to use only two or three passwords for all their online accounts, including banking, meaning that even if one password is compromised you could easily become the victim of cybercrime with serious financial implications.”

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