The travel booking company EasyJet announced that they had suffered a data breach recently which affected nine million customers. EasyJet became aware of the attack in January but wanted to be sure they understood the scope of the attack before beginning to notify customers. According to their statement, the email addresses and travel details for nine million customers had been stolen and the credit card details of 2,208 customers had been “accessed.” The “accessed credit card data” included the CVV, or security code, from the back of the card. Currently, few details of the attack have been released by EasyJet other than that it was “a sophisticated cyber-attack” and that their investigation so far indicates that the attackers were primarily targeting EasyJet’s intellectual property over client data. EasyJet plans to notify all impacted customers by May 26th.
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