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880,000 Payment Cards Affected in Orbitz Data Breach

880,000 Payment Cards Affected in Orbitz Data Breach

03-2018

By: Oana Schneider

880,000 Payment Cards Affected in Orbitz Data Breach

Your BBB® has learned that the travel booking website has been hacked and that it “identified and remediated a data security incident affecting a legacy travel booking platform.”

According to a statement published recently, Orbitz found evidence that their system was accessed by an unknown party in October and December of last year. The hacker gained access to personal information such as names, dates of birth, postal code, email address, gender, and payment information.

Over 880,000 payment cards were affected by the Orbitz data breach but the company says that there’s no evidence that the info was actually downloaded from their systems. “We are working quickly to notify impacted customers and partners,” said the statement. “We are offering affected individuals one year of complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection service in countries where available,” says the company.

Officials would also like to point out the fact that their current Orbitz.com website hasn’t been affected by the breach and customers affected by this issue will be soon notified.

For more information you can trust, go to bbb.org/Evansville!

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Oana Schneider is our Director of Media Services. She writes consumer and business oriented articles and is in charge of our community outreach program.