EasyJet admits that they have been affected by a “highly sophisticated” cyber attack that resulted in the loss of data from 9 million customers. Most of the information is related to email addresses and travel details. However, the hackers accessed 2,208 customers’ credit card details.
At the moment the firm is investigating the issue after informing the UK’s authorities about the attack. According to reports, EasyJet knew about this hack in January and it informed customers whose credit card’s information was stolen.
It is worth pointing out that the hackers had access to the CVV number that can be found on the back of each card. The decision to make this breach public aims at warning customers whose email addresses were stolen.
The company claims that they will be notifying everyone who has been affected by May 26. Moreover, they didn’t release further information related to how the attackers were able to access this data from the company.
Following today’s EasyJet announcement, the challenger bank Revolut informed users’ data may have been affected. The firm has also informed they are going to be contacting users directly to offer them a free replacement Revolut card.
It is also worth mentioning that several users are now experiencing issues with their Revolut accounts. That means that after EasyJet’s 9 million record hack, Revolut users are facing issues with logging in into their application.
The company informed on Twitter that they are now dealing with this issue through customer support.
Revolut is also advising users to change their EasyJet password and start using the advanced card security features tor an added layer of security. This would reduce issues in the future and possible problems while using EasyJet services.