In the latest to break around major data breaches, travel company and subsidiary of Expedia Inc., Orbitz, announced that the personal data of 880,000 customers may have been exposed in a breach that impacted the Orbitz.com web site back in 2016.
Hacking caused this breach, which left data unsecured from January 1, 2016 through December 22, 2017 via a legacy website. This website contained the information of both customers and business partners, including American Express’ Amex Travel.
The current Orbitz website was not affected in this breach, said Expedia, and the company has created a website where customers can find out more information about whether or not their information might have been exposed.
It’s likely that the compromised information includes full names, payment card information, date of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, and gender – the type of personally identifiable information that identity thieves buy and sell on the dark web.
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