We have seen that there has been a long list of hacking incidents reported ever since the lockdown across the world has started related to the Coronavirus outbreak. Now, there is a relation between the lockdown and the hacking incidents too because staff inside most companies is either working from home which means low security or not working at all which means that no security is available. This is one of the reasons why hackers have found it easy to get inside these systems. Therefore, companies are getting compromised and users of those platforms are exposing their details.
Now, a new report has emerged and while this is another hack of a major company, this one is particularly nasty in nature. The company we are talking about that has just confirmed the hack is EasyJet. As we all know, the aviation industry has been hit extremely hard due to the Coronavirus and this is another blow to the company which is already on its trenches due to losses. EasyJet has revealed that around 9 million of their customers’ details have been hacked due to this attack.
Importantly, thousands of these customers also have their credit card details stolen which means that reports of credit cards being used for unauthorized transactions and getting them blocked will be a regular event in the coming days.
EasyJet CEO has said that “Since we became aware of the incident, it has become clear that owing to Covid-19 there is heightened concern about personal data being used for online scams,”. He adds that “As a result, and on the recommendation of the ICO, we are contacting those customers whose travel information was accessed and we are advising them to be extra vigilant, particularly if they receive unsolicited communications.”. This report adds to the ongoing attacks made on companies to steal customer details.