BCEAO releases $ 6 billion for West African economies

The BCEAO has just made a liquidity injection of 3350 billion FCFA ($ 6 billion) at a fixed rate of 2% in favor of several banks of the UMOA. A total of 87 financial institutions participated in the operation. The Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) made a further injection of liquidity to its member countries last week. In total, 3350 billion FCFA ($ 6 billion) were disbursed by the institution.

During the auction on September 14, 87 banks in the sub-region obtained an injection of liquidity at a fixed rate of 2%. With more than 1000 billion FCFA ($ 1.8 billion), it is the Ivory Coast which obtained the most important financing, ie 31% of the funds injected.

It is followed by Senegal with more than 580 billion FCFA ($ 1 billion), Mali with 466 billion FCFA (835 million $), Benin with 434.5 billion FCFA (777 million $) and Burkina Faso with 318 billion FCFA. ($ 569 million). Niger with 241.6 billion FCFA ($ 432 million), Togo with 219 billion FCFA (…

Easyjet victim of a huge cyber attack: nine million customers affected!

The airline Easyjet announces that its servers have been victims of a cyber attack, and that the personal data of nine million customers have been exposed. The bank details of more than 2,000 customers have been recovered.

Easyjet victim of a huge cyber attack: nine million customers affected!

This Tuesday, Easyjet revealed that it had been the victim of a large-scale cyber attack, considered to be "highly sophisticated". According to the low-cost airline, the personal information of nine million customers has been accessed by hackers, including email addresses, travel details and bank details.

The Guardian notes that Easyjet recognizes that more than 2,000 customers have had their bank card data used to purchase tickets stolen, and the company will warn those concerned.

The nine million customers soon contacted

Alerted, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), which depends on the Ministry of Justice in the United Kingdom, asked Easyjet to warn the nine million customers, in particular because of the risks linked to phishing since email addresses were recovered. This organization has the power to sanction companies that do not comply with the GDPR and those that do not protect their customer's personal data.

According to the company, "there is no evidence that personal information of any kind was misused", but general manager Johan Lundgren confirmed that his company would "contact customers whose information have been consulted and we advise them to be extremely vigilant, especially if they receive unsolicited communications. ”