EasyJet has revealed that the personal information of 9 million customers was accessed in a “highly sophisticated” cyber-attack on the airline.
The credit card details of 2,208 customers were also accessed by the hacker, but easyJet said no other credit card details had been compromised and no passport details were accessed.
EasyJet said: “There is no evidence that any personal information of any nature has been misused.”
Action has already been taken to contact those customers whose credit card details were accessed and the other nine million affected customers will be contacted in the next few days, according to the company. Affected customers will be notified no later than 26 May.
“We are advising customers to continue to be alert as they would normally be, especially should they receive any unsolicited communications. We also advise customers to be cautious of any communications purporting to come from easyJet or easyJet Holidays,” the airline said.