EasyJet has today told the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office that it has suffered a major data breach and data covering some 9 million customers has been compromised, including 2,200 customer’s credit card details. EasyJet has said that it will notify everybody by the 26th May, if, like me you don’t think that is very reassuring please read advice on how to stay safe when your data may have been compromised in a data breach.
BE SUPER VIGILANT ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS CLAIMING TO BE FROM EASYJET
Tips and Advice
- Change your EasyJet password – Unfortunately, most of us use the same password and that is too risky please watch the Reassura Guide to Strong Passwords video
- Don’t Click – on any link in an email or text that you are not 100% sure is genuine, always go independently to their website and log in to execute any action. The most likely use of this data is to create fake email campaigns to get even more personal details from you
- Regularly – check your bank and credit card accounts for suspicious activity. If you find any contact the bank or credit card company immediately using the number on the back of the card
- Be extra vigilant – for phishing emails as opportunistic cybercriminals send out millions of phishing emails when there is a major data breach trying to con the unwary into logging into a fake site so they can steal your details
- Enable 2-factor authorisation – on any online account where it is available. Although having to enter a code from a text message or email may be momentarily inconvenient it sure beats being scammed!
- ID Protection – If you’re worried about identity fraud and would like to protect your identity contact CIFAS
- Still Unsure? – Join Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisors will help you to stay safe
- To report a fraud – and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool.
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