On July 19, 2019, Wizz Air, the Hungarian airline asked 3.4 million customers to change their passwords. The company stated that this was simply a safety and precautionary measure and that it had not been the victim of a cyber attack.
Wizz also sent a press release stating: “we can confirm that we have sent an email to our customers about the detection of a temporary technical irregularity in our system. At no time were any personal data compromised and resetting WIZZ account passwords was a precautionary measure. Security remains a priority for Wizz Air, which includes the security of our passengers’ data.
Some customers do not believe the statements given by Wizz Air is willing to sue the airline if it did not comply with the DGMP standards which indicate the obligation of full transparency in the event of data theft.