Easyjet, a low cost airline that is based in the UK recently reported that 9 million data records and as well as 2,200 credit card information of their customers were stolen by cybercriminals . due to the strict GDPR rules in Europe, it’s only natural for a company like EasyJet to get fined and to pay compensation to the affected customers.
Easy jet not revealed any information as to how the databases had been hacked, except to say that the hacker appeared to be targeting the companies intellectual property , as opposed to the personal data of its client.
Even though EasyJet reported the matter immediately to the information commissioner’s office and other regulatory authorities, critics claim that customers were only notified four months after the incident took place.
Easyjet could face penalties amounting to tens of millions of pounds due to the breach of the general data protection regulation , so hard times await the EasyJet. In addition o this , last month the low cost carrier unveiled plans to reduce up to 30% of it’s 15,000 employees as it became the latest airliner to note that the aviation industry is facing a slow recovery from the collapse of the coronavirus pandemic. It seems that we get news of a cyber attack on a large business every day , and there is growing concern about the sketchy response from senior executives and board members to the cyber threat.
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