easyJet data breach – comment

Commenting on the easyJet data breach, Alastair Douglas, CEO of finance experts TotallyMoney, said: “This data breach could be a serious problem for the 9 million easyJet customers concerned — especially since the credit card details of 2,208 customers have been stolen.

“The first point of action for anyone concerned about fraud is to check your recent transactions. It doesn’t take long for these to appear on your statement or online accounts, and it could help you spot anything fishy sooner rather than later.

“For extra peace of mind, get into the habit of checking your credit report regularly. If there’s anything you don’t recognise or anything that seems suspicious, you’ll be in a much better position to act before it becomes a real issue.

“In light on the easyJet data breach, customers should be looking specifically at hard searches and newly opened accounts that they don’t recognise on their credit report. If you find anything, get in touch with the lender straightaway.

“When it comes to protecting your personal information and finances, it’s best to err on the side of caution.

“At TotallyMoney, we’re on a mission to improve the UK’s credit score and help our customers move on up to a better financial future. Our free credit report shows customers any activity on their credit file, meaning they can keep on top of anything untoward that arises as result of this serious data breach.”