Hackers accessed personal info for hundreds of thousands of easyJet customers in a “extremely refined” cyber attack, the British price range airline mentioned Tuesday.
The attack uncovered the e-mail addresses and journey particulars of about 9 million individuals, together with 2,208 customers whose bank card info was additionally accessed, easyJet mentioned.
Whereas there’s no proof the knowledge has been misused, the airline mentioned it has closed off the unauthorized entry and can contact affected customers no later than Could 26.
“We’ll proceed to put money into defending our customers, our methods, and our information,” easyJet chief govt Johan Lundgren mentioned in an announcement. “We wish to apologize to these customers who’ve been affected by this incident.”
EasyJet urged customers to be looking out for communications purporting to come back from the airline given the chance of phishing by hackers after the attack.
Lundgren mentioned there’s a “heightened concern” about personal information getting used for web scams amid the coronavirus pandemic, which compelled easyJet to floor the bulk of its plane in late March.