- Jul 27, 2015
Budget British airline Easyjet has been hacked, it has told the stock markets, admitting nine million people's details were accessed and more than 2,000 customers' credit card details stolen.
Some information about the attack was released to the London Stock Exchange by the company, which claimed it had been targeted by "a highly sophisticated source". Email addresses and "travel details" of "approximately 9 million customers" were slurped by the unidentified hackers. Easyjet insists that the passport and credit card details of nearly all of those people were not affected. However, 2,208 unlucky souls within the group did have their credit card details nabbed. Precisely which details – 16 digit card number, 3-digit CVV from the reverse, expiry date and so on – were not spelled out.