EasyJet has fallen victim to a cyber-attack, which has resulted in exposing email addresses and travel details from about 9 million customers.
In an official statement released yesterday, EasyJet confirmed that the credit card details of 2,208 customers were also stolen by the cybercriminals.
So far EasyJet has not disclosed any details like how the breach happened when it happened and for how long they had the hackers had access to the airline’s systems.
However, EasyJet assured its users that the company had closed off the unauthorized access following the discovery and that it found “no evidence that any personal information of any nature has been misused” by the attackers.
“We take the cybersecurity of our systems very seriously and have robust security measures in place to protect our customers’ personal information. However, this is an evolving threat as cyber attackers get ever more sophisticated,” says EasyJet Chief Executive Officer Johan Lundgren.
But last year, British Airways was fined £183 million for failing to protect the personal information of around half a million of its customers resulting from the 2018 security breach; so that fact that another large data breach from British Airways (EasyJet owned by British Airways) can we believe that they have taken the correct security measure to protect customer data.