Thursday, 16 August, 2018

In a week of major data breaches, Orbitz represents the travel sector

Orbitz Discloses Possible Data Breach Affecting 880000 Payment Cards Orbitz hack hits credit card info, birth dates and more
Laurie Berry | 21 March, 2018, 04:46

The current Orbitz.com website was unaffected by the breach, said the company.

Expedia Inc.'s Orbitz subsidiary disclosed Tuesday it has discovered a possible data breach affecting thousands of customers on one of its older sites and an unnamed partner platform.

Personal information submitted for purchases made between January 1, 2016 and December 22, 2017, on the Orbitz partner platform may also have been accessed.

Information that was "likely" taken by hackers includes names, credit or debit card details, dates of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, and billing information.

Orbitz is the latest victim of a major security breach, as the travel website said that as many as 880,000 payment cards may have been affected in an incident that occurred late a year ago.

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The breach is estimated to have affected about 880,000 payment cards.

However according to Orbitz, Social Security numbers were not exposed so there's that. Orbitz said it's notifying customers and business partners about the incident and is offering a year of free credit monitoring.

Orbitz is notifying customers and partners about what personal information may have been accessed in the incident.

After discovering the intrusion, the company brought in a third-party forensic firm and other cybersecurity experts, as well as law enforcement, to further investigate the incident.

"We deeply regret the incident, and we are committed to doing everything we can to maintain the trust of our customers and partners", said Orbitz. Additionally, they are providing partners with complimentary customer notice support for partners to inform their customers, if necessary. About 880,000 "payment cards" used between 2016 and 2017 were breached in the cyberattack.

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