Orbitz Discloses Possible Data Breach Affecting 880000 Payment Cards

Darnell Taylor
March 21, 2018

Orbitz was quick to point out that the website in question was "a legacy travel booking platform" created before Orbitz's acquisition by Expedia in September 2015.

Expedia Inc.'s (NASDAQ: EXPE) subsidiary, Orbitz disclosed on Tuesday a possible data breach that affected almost up to 880,000 credit cards used on the website.

The company, which is owned by Expedia, said the current site, Orbitz.com, wasn't affected.

Today, Orbitz announced that it has discovered evidence of a data breach they experienced (via Gizmodo).

The company said that hackers potentially compromised information on the consumer platform that was used to make purchases between January 2016 and June 2016.

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

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"To date, we do not have direct evidence that this personal information was actually taken from the platform and there has been no evidence of access to other types of personal information, including passport and travel itinerary information", Orbitz said. The hacker also had access to users' full names, birthdates, phone numbers, email addresses, physical and/or billing addresses, and genders.

Orbitz said during an investigation of the previous platform, it found that a hacker may have accessed consumer data.

"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.

Affected individuals will receive one year of free credit monitoring and identity protection service in countries where it is available. Additionally, it will offer assistance to partners in notifying their customers.

About 880,000 payment cards were affected.

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