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How to protect yourself if you think you’ve been affected by the EasyJet breach


ACTION Fraud has revealed ways to help EasyJet customers who have had their details stolen after the airline was hacked.

Yesterday, EasyJet revealed 9million customers had been affected by the “highly sophisticated” attack.

 EasyJet described the incident as a "highly sophisticated attack"

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EasyJet described the incident as a “highly sophisticated attack”

Thieves stole email addresses and travel details millions of passengers, as well as 2,208 travellers’ credit card details.

They have referred the incident to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the National Cyber Security Centre.

Now police have revealed they are keeping a lookout for a spike in fraud calls related to EasyJet.

Action Fraud has also issued guidance about what to do if you may have been affected.

Phishing – Thieves may use your personal details to target you with emails, texts and calls.

If you receive any emails asking you for personal or financial details, forward them to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS): report@phishing.gov.uk.

Financial details – Keep an eye on your bank accounts for any unusual activity. If you notice any unauthorised transactions, notify your bank or card company.

You may also get suspicious phone calls and emails asking for further information.

Do not hand over your details and check with your bank to see how they will contact you if they need extra information from you.

Passwords – If you have been affected, it’s a good idea to change your passwords on your EasyJet account and also your online bank accounts.

Report – If you have been a victim of cyber crime, contact Action Fraud.

A spokesman for Action Fraud said: “At this time we’re advising the public that if they think they’ve been a victim of fraud as a result of a data breach, to report it Action Fraud via the online reporting tool or by calling 0300 123 2040.”

During the coronavirus outbreak, thieves have been cashing in on fears by selling unsafe hand sanitiser and aloe vera gel.

Tesco and Morrisons customers have also been targeted by scammers.

Meanwhile Amazon and eBay have been criticised for allegedly selling thousands of essential items including Dettol and Carex handwash for double the price.

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