Orbitz Hacked, Email Addresses Exposed

  • Orbitz Hacked, Email Addresses Exposed

Orbitz Hacked, Email Addresses Exposed

Orbitz, which is now owned by Expedia, described the episode as a "data security incident", saying that an internal investigation revealed that hackers may have accessed card information stored on a consumer and business partner platform between October and December of previous year.

The unit said an investigation showed that the breach may have occurred between January 1, 2016 and December 22, 2017 for its partner platform and between January 1, 2016 and June 22, 2016 for its consumer platform.

It took immediate steps to enhance security and monitoring of the affected platform, it said, and.brought in "a leading third-party forensic investigation firm" and other cybersecurity experts.

Travel website Orbitz announced on Tuesday it was the victim of a months-long data breach that could have compromised the personal data and credit card information of users.

It reportedly discovered the breach on March 1, and believes the hack occurred between October 1 and December 22, 2017.

Information such as names, phone numbers, email and billing addresses may have been accessed, the travel website operator said, adding that its website, Orbitz.com, was not impacted. "We are working quickly to notify impacted customers and partners".

Travel booking site Orbitz says the personal information of thousands of its customers may have been accessed.

Around 880,000 payment cards were affected. Nor has it found evidence that passport or itinerary information was accessed by an attacker, and Orbitz does not collect Social Security numbers.

It plans to offer those affected one year of complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection service in countries where it's available.