Hackers Gain Access To Details Of 9M EasyJet Customers

Law360, London (May 19, 2020, 4:18 PM BST) -- Budget airline EasyJet is under investigation by the data watchdog after it admitted Tuesday it has been hit by a cyberattack in which hackers gained access to the data of nine million customers.

The British airline said in a statement that it was the victim of an attack from a "highly sophisticated source" that overcame its cyber-defenses, allowing the attackers access to more than 2,000 sets of customers' credit card details.

EasyJet Chief Executive Johan Lundgren apologized for the breach.

"Since we became aware of the incident it has become clear that, owing to COVID-19, there is heightened concern about personal...

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