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EasyJet customers' credit card details stolen in cyber attack

easyJet said customers' details had been accessed

Budget airline easyJet has revealed that the peronsal information of nine million customers has been accessed in what the company described as a “highly sophisticated” cyber-attack.

The airline said today that travel details and email addresses had been accessed and that it will contact all affected customers.

They also confirmed that 2,208 customers had credit card details stolen.

The alirline said it had already been in contact with these customers and all others affected will be contacted in the “next few days”.

In a statement, easyJet said: “There is no evidence that any personal information of any nature has been misused."

The company also warned customers to be wary of communications appearing to come from easyJet.

“We are advising customers to continue to be alert as they would normally be, especially should they receive any unsolicited communications," the statement said.

"We also advise customers to be cautious of any communications purporting to come from easyJet or easyJet Holidays.”

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