icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Hackers steal personal data of 9 million EasyJet customers in ‘highly sophisticated’ cyber attack

Hackers steal personal data of 9 million EasyJet customers in ‘highly sophisticated’ cyber attack
Criminals gained access to emails and travel history for around nine million customers of British budget airline EasyJet, obtaining the credit card details of more than 2,000 of them, the company has said.

“There is no evidence that any personal information of any nature has been misused,” the airline said, as cited by the media.

We are communicating with the approximately nine million customers whose travel details were accessed to advise them of protective steps to minimize any risk of potential phishing.

EasyJet said it had contacted forensic experts to investigate the hack. The airline also notified the Information Commissioner’s Office and the National Cyber Security Center.

EasyJet has apologized for the incident and said that it is currently contacting all “relevant customers directly,” and will notify everyone who was affected by the hack no later than May 26.

Also on rt.com Dark web hackers threaten to leak Trump’s ‘DIRTY LAUNDRY,’ demand $42mn ransom… & gullible #Resistance ready to start fundraiser

“It has become clear that, owing to Covid-19, there is heightened concern about personal data being used for online scams,” noted the airline’s CEO Johan Lundgren.

Major airlines have experienced large-scale cyber-attacks in recent years. In 2018, criminals targeted British Airways’ website and their mobile app, stealing personal data and payment information of around 380,000 passengers. The same year, Delta Air Lines said that the financial data of their clients may have been compromised after a third-party chat service used by the airline was hit by malware.

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.