Low-cost carrier, easyJet has revealed that the personal information of nine million customers was accessed in a cyber security incident. Describing the attack as “highly sophisticated”, the company says it took immediate steps to respond as soon as it became aware of the issue.
An investigation by the firm found that of the nine million people affected, 2,208 customers had their credit card details stolen.
Johan Lundgren, easyJet chief executive officer, said: “We would like to apologise to those customers who have been affected by this incident.
“[We] are contacting those [people] whose travel information was accessed, and we are advising them to be extra vigilant, particularly if they receive unsolicited communications.”
The company says it has already contacted those customers who had their credit card information taken and that it is in the process of communicating to the remaining affected passengers.