EasyJet Breach: Chinese Hackers Suspected of Stealing Details of 9 Million Customers

An EasyJet spokeswoman declined to comment on who was responsible for the attack.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Data of about 9 million EasyJet users is at risk
  • The data breach could result in a hefty fine for the budget airline
  • Credit card details of about 2,000 people are also at risk


Chinese hackers are suspected of accessing email and travel details of about nine million easyJet customers, said two sources familiar with the investigation into a cyberattack disclosed by the British airline on Tuesday.

The sources said the hacking tools and techniques used in the January attack pointed to a group of suspected Chinese hackers that has targeted multiple airlines in recent months.

The news of the data breach could result in a hefty fine for the budget airline, which has already been forced to ground its flights because of the COVID-19 pandemic and is battling its founder and biggest shareholder in a long-running dispute over the carrier's business strategy....

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EasyJet Breach: Chinese Hackers Suspected of Stealing Details of 9 Million Customers