EasyJet has said a "highly sophisticated cyber-attack" has affected nine million customers. 
Email addresses and travel details have been stolen and 2,208 of their customers had also had their credit card details "accessed". 
This comes at a time when the travel industry is under immense pressure due to coronavirus but unfortunately, cyber criminals are actively targeting vulnerable companies and incidents like this can lead to a surge in phishing attacks. 
Cyber criminals can gain enough information to carry out highly targeted and sophisticated phishing attacks which can begin in the form of malicious email links, text messages and phone calls as well as private messages through social media. 
Please be vigilant, pay attention to emails that request urgent payment of invoices, or the tone seems out of character from a sender you know. If it doesn’t feel right, delete it immediately, do not open any of the links. It is always better to be safe than sorry. 
The reality is that over 25 million records are obtained by cyber criminals every day. Information can be obtained when a company fails to protect the database, or if a hacker manages to break into a company’s system and take a copy of its customer records. 
It is also wise to check your bank account regularly and report any fraudulent or suspicious transactions to your bank immediately. 
We recommend taking out cover for Cyber Liability Insurance to protect your business against the costs associated with a breach of your data. 
Please call us on 01482 247 477 for information on your business. 
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