EasyJet Data Breach impacts nine million customers

A cyber attack on budget airline EasyJet has resulted in the exposure of the email addresses and flight details of nine million of its customers, and the credit card details of 2,208 of them says the airline. A cyber attack on budget airline EasyJet has resulted in the exposure of the email addresses and flight details of nine million of its customers, and the credit card details of 2,208 of them. The attack, described by the airline as originating from a highly sophisticated source, has already been notified to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). EasyJet said it took immediate steps to halt the attack and seal off the breach as soon as it became aware it had been compromised. It has also engaged a security forensics team to investigate the incident. “We take the cyber security 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,” said EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren.

Source: Computer Weekly