British airline easyJet breached, data of 9 million customers compromised

An attack against British airline easyJet by “a highly sophisticated source” accessed the email addresses and travel details of approximately nine million customers, including credit card details of 2,208 customers.

The company did not reveal when it learned of the attack or what a forensic investigation revealed, nor did it specify the breach date. 

Although the airline alerted its impacted customers, its consumer-facing website buried the news of the breach within a press release dated May 19 on its corporate site. The first words of the release state the announcement was being made “following discussions with the ICO….”

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