Bridewell Consulting’s Principal Consultant and Head of Penetration Testing, James Smith, provides expert comments for The Independent regarding the latest news on the EasyJet cyberattack where around 9 million customers have been affected.
James comments: “Airlines hold valuable personal information [that] could all be used by criminal organisations to commit identity fraud or further phishing campaigns as part of a larger operation,”
“Even the barcode on someone’s airline ticket is a route into gaining personal data.”
“Some criminals keep the data for personal use or for use within organised crime, it could also be used in a ransom scenario or sold on the dark web. At present, is too early to tell what has happened with the EasyJet’s customers’ data,”