Hackers have stolen the personal details of nine million Easyjet customers, as well as the credit card details of more than 2,000 in what the airline called a “highly sophisticated” attack.
Easyjet said hackers had accessed email addresses and travel details but that it had seen no evidence so far that any information had been misused.
The airline said that 2,208 of the nine million customers affected had also had their credit card information stolen. A letter already sent out to these customers said that this included security numbers and expiry dates.
Easyjet, which has cancelled most flights because of the pandemic, did not say how the attack happened. However, two people with knowledge of the investigation told Reuters that it appeared to have been