EASYJET has revealed that the personal information of nine million customers was accessed in a 'highly sophisticated' cyber-attack.

The budget airline, which has currently grounded all of its flights in response to the pandemic, said it has now blocked the unauthorised access.

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It is believed that the email addresses and travel details of customers were accessed alongside the credit card information of more than 2,000 people, who have already been contacted.

A statement from EasyJet said that there is no evidence that any personal information of any nature has been misused.