EasyJet Suffers Data Breach: 9 Million Customers Compromised

Another day, another data breach. This time, it is British airline, EasyJet. An estimated 9 million customers have been compromised.

May is by no means anywhere near over and the security incidences just keep happening. This time, UK airline EasyJet is the latest victim of a data breach. In all, 9 million customers have been compromised. From the BBC:

EasyJet has admitted that a “highly sophisticated cyber-attack” has affected approximately nine million customers.

The firm has informed the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office while it investigates the breach.

EasyJet first became aware of the attack in January.

It told the BBC that it was only able to notify customers whose credit card details were stolen in early April.

“This was a highly sophisticated attacker. It took time to understand the scope of the attack and to identify who had been impacted,” the airline told the BBC.

“We could only inform people once the investigation had progressed enough that we were able to identify whether any individuals have been affected, then who had been impacted and what information had been accessed.”

The month of May has been absolute carnage in the security incidences department. It started with the Webkinz data breach which saw 23 million accounts compromised. This was followed up by the GoDaddy data breach. After that was the Tokopedia data breach which saw 91 million accounts compromised. That incident sparked a lawsuit.

The pain only grew from there as that was followed up by the Unacademy data breach. That saw 22 million accounts compromised. After that was the Cam4 data leak which saw 10 billion records exposed. Then, there was the ironic WeLeakData data breach which saw hacker information sold on the dark web. This was quickly followed up by the MobiFriends data breach which saw 4 million accounts compromisedChatbooks data breach.

More recently, we saw the law firm that represents Donald Trump get hit with a data breach. In all, 756GB of data was stolen and held for ransom. Finally, we saw the Covve data leak which saw 22 million users exposed.

Really, it’s getting hard to believe that all of that was reported just this month, yet here we are. Once again, we find ourselves asking what’s going to come next.

Drew Wilson on Twitter: @icecube85 and Facebook.



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