EasyJet has been hit by a ‘highly sophisticated’ cyber-attack which could have exposed up to 9 million people’s details. Here’s what to do if you’re affected.
How will I know if I’ve been affected?
For those EasyJet customers who have had their credit card details stolen, steps have already been taken to ensure all these people are contacted.
On the specific recommendation of the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the remainder will all be contacted by 26 May. If you are not contacted by this date, that means your information has not been accessed, easyJet said.
The airline added there was no evidence that any of the personal information had been misused. However, it is still early days in terms of this incident, that had been brought to their attention in January.
I think I may have been affected (or I’m worried I have been). What can I do?
The first thing you should do is change your password to your EasyJet account. If you need tips on how to create a strong password, see this article: CLICK HERE
We’ve also discovered a neat new tool that will scan the dark web and see if your password has been stolen at all – it’s called ClearScore Protect.
ClearScore Protect is a new free service aimed at tackling online fraud.
The offering from ClearScore, a credit score and credit marketplace, is an anti-fraud dark web monitoring system, which has just been unveiled in response to new figures revealing that a third of adults in the UK have been victims of online fraud.
ClearScore Protect monitors the dark web for any stolen passwords, alerting users to any potential breaches every three months. Once users have been alerted to any stolen information, they will be shown a page containing all of their breached passwords, with simple and easy instructions on how to change them. In performing these actions, the user will prevent cybercriminals from taking advantage of their data for financial gain.
You can find the tool here: ClearScore Protect