EasyJet and Public Data Breaches

Alert message sent 19/05/2020 20:06:00

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EasyJet confirmed earlier today that it had suffered a cyber attack and is in the process of contacting affected customers following the incident. The company confirmed that 2,208 credit card details were accessed in this incident. If you were one of them, you should be notified of this by EasyJet. .
If you are an EasyJet customer or know anyone the main problem will be potentially fake emails known as phishing. This is more likely when you may be expecting emails about your travel arrangements. It may be advisable to monitor your accounts for any unusual activity and if  worried, get in touch with your bank’s fraud department

This is extracted from the NCSC website and has valuable information for all of us regarding recommendations about passwords.

“The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) would recommend anybody with accounts that could have been compromised to be especially vigilant against any unusual activity in their bank accounts or suspicious phone calls and emails asking them for further information.
Anyone who thinks they have been a victim of online crime can report a cyber incident using Action Fraud’s online fraud reporting tool anytime of the day or night, or call 0300 123 2040. For further information visit www.actionfraud.police.uk. 

If you’re an EasyJet customer NCSC recommend changing your password on your EasyJet account – and if you know you’ve used that password anywhere else, change it there too. The best way to make your password long and strong is by using a sequence of three random words you'll remember. 

Now would also be a good time to check if your account has appeared in any other public data breaches. Visit https://haveibeenpwned.com enter your email address and go from there.

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a free security feature that gives you an extra layer of protection online and can stop cyber criminals getting into your accounts - even if they have your password. If it is available then we suggest using it on all your important accounts.
​If your account has been compromised, your personal details may be used to help craft more convincing scam emails. If you believe you have received a suspicious email then you can report it to the NCSC using the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS).
 
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Maggie Lewis (NHWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Oxford Local Policing Area)

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