It is a cyber attack very sophisticated, which allowed for the leak, for 5 months of the data of millions of customers of easyJet. For more than 2000 of them, the banking data have been accessible to hackers. A law firm wishes to engage in a collective action against the airline.
Nine million customers, easyJet are concerned around the world : the british airline has announced that it has been targeted by a cyber-attack ” highly sophisticated ” a few days ago. It allowed the hackers to access personal data among which the e-mail addresses, details of journey and, for a small part of the clients concerned (2208 according to the company), the credit-card data. All affected customers have been contacted in recent days and the company has of course ensured to prevent in the first of the customers whose payment data was accessible to hackers.
She has apologized to its customers and called them to vigilance, ” especially if they are receiving unsolicited requests “.
More than 20 billion euros of damages claimed to easyJet
A law firm has the firm intention of claiming compensation for clients victims of this hacking. Its estimated value ? More than 20 billion euros. This sum corresponds to a compensation which, according to the firm international PGMBM, should amount to 2000 euros in pounds per persons (2245 euros). It invites all affected customers “ in the world ” to join “free of charge” to the complaint and the request for compensation. She recalls that the victims of piracy have, in virtue of article 82 of the general Regulation on data protection (RGPD) of the european Union, the right to compensation ” for the inconvenience, the distress, the discomfort and the loss of control of their personal data “.
The affected customers notified too late ?
The cabinet considers that, while the intrusions have been detected since January, and the first warnings of easyJet customers have delayed too long because they are made in April. The director of the law firm asserts that it is ” of a data breach monumental and a terrible lack of responsibility which has a serious impact on the customers of easyJet. This is personal information, he continues, for which we do trust the companies, and customers rightly expect that all efforts be made to protect their privacy “. The data would have been leaked for nearly 5 months and it’s been almost two months between the identification of the leak and its repair.
While, like all companies in the world, the company founded by Stelios Haji-Ioannou is already weakened by the crisis of the sars coronavirus, this attack falls could not be more wrong.