Affecting around nine million customers, the easyJet cyberattack was one of the biggest data security incidents of last year. In May, it was reported that easyJet had identified an attack in January, described as “highly sophisticated” in a statement to the media.
While many had travel and contact details exposed, there were also some victims who had their financial information accessed. Regardless of the type of details exposed, millions were made vulnerable to security risks that they would not have faced had easyJet succeeded in defending the attack.
We began taking on claims soon after the attack was announced, and we are continuing to support those victims who want to claim the compensation they deserve. You have a right to expect that your data is stored securely by third parties, and where data controllers fail in their legal obligations, you could be eligible to recover thousands of pounds in compensation. If you were a victim of the easyJet cyberattack, as we mark one year passing since news of the breach, you can still claim now – No Win, No Fee.
The easyJet cyberattack- what happened?
The news of the easyJet cyberattack was slow to emerge for the victims. While the attack was first identified by the airline in January 2020, it was not until early April that the first customers were understood to have been notified, and easyJet continued to contact customers even after the story was published in the media in mid-May.
As a result of the attack, different categories of customer data were stolen. For the most part, victims had their email addresses and travel information exposed, but approximately 2,208 customers were also found to have had their credit and debit card information accessed by an unauthorised user.
Given that email addresses were exposed in such large quantities, many victims were warned of the threat of phishing scams, which cybercriminals often use as a route to fraud. Those who had card information exposed were at an even more pronounced financial risk.
Making an easyJet compensation claim
Although it is year on from the EasyJet cyberattack, the injustice of the incident has not been forgotten by the victims. As customers, the easyJet victims were entitled to proper data protection in accordance with the law. If it is found that easyJet failed to provide this, the airline could be forced to issue significant compensation pay-outs to the victims.
When making a compensation claim, victims can be eligible to recover compensation for the distress that the breach caused, and for any financial losses or expenses they incurred as a result of the incident, which can often be brought about by scams and fraud.
However, those who weren’t adversely affected emotionally or financially can still also be eligible to claim for their involvement in the data breach alone, as the loss of control factor can also be a significant cause for concern for data breach victims.
Claim today with expert Data Breach Lawyers
Having represented clients for privacy matters since 2014, we have developed extensive experience in this emerging area of law, and we represent thousands of data breach victims. We have played a role in a number of notable data breach group actions, including those against travel industry giants Marriott and British Airways.
Victims of the easyJet cyberattack can trust that we have the expertise needed to bring a strong case. We can even offer to bring claims forward on a No Win, No Fee basis, so you won’t have to pay our legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful, subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement we have in place.
To find out if you could be entitled to compensation, contact us today for free, no-obligation advice on your potential claim.
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