In a small number of cases (2208 people), the credit card data of its passengers have been stolen.
The british airline EasyJet announced this Tuesday, have been targeted by a cyber-attack "highly sophisticated" that has compromised the personal data of approximately 9 million customers.
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The hackers had access to email addresses and the details of the trip, and in a small number of cases, that is, 2208 people, credit card data, its passengers, said in a statement that the company, already weakened by the pandemic of sars coronavirus.Your support is essential. Subscribe for $ 1 support Us
EasyJet states that all affected customers will be contacted in the next few days and by the 26th of may at the latest. The company has already entered into contact, however, with those whose credit card data has been compromised. EasyJet apologised to the people concerned and explains that there is no evidence suggesting that the data have been used for evil purposes.
This is a cyber attack from "highly sophisticated", according to the company, which has managed to contain the unauthorized access to its computer system. The group immediately alerted the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), british organisation on cyber security, as well as the uk regulator of data protection (ICO).
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"Since we became aware of the incident, we understood that because of the Covid-19 there are strong fears about the use of personal data for online scams," said Johan Lundgren, managing director of the group. It is for this reason that EasyJet application to affected clients "to be very vigilant, especially if they are receiving unsolicited requests", he adds.
This incident is especially bad for the company, which like the whole of the aviation sector, is fully affected by the discontinuation of the flights due to the pandemic. To top it all off, this cyber attack is unveiled before a general meeting of shareholders Friday, which is to vote on the ouster of the leadership team.
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