Luton-based budget airline easyJet revealed on Tuesday that the personal information of approximately nine million customers was hacked in a «highly sophisticated» cyber-attack on the company.
Easyjet confirmed that email addresses and travel details were accessed and promised that it would contact the customers affected. Furthermore, 2,208 users had their credit card details stolen. The company... Еще confirmed that no passport details were obtained.
EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren issued an apology in a statement following the attack and cautioned vigilance in case of «unsolicited communications.»
The breach is one of the largest to have ever hit a UK-based company. Breaches such as this usually result in a fine from government regulators, however, at a time when the COVID-19 outbreak has heavily impacted revenues across the travel industry, it remains to be seen if easyJet would be able to handle such a fine under current levels of financial pressure.