Expedia’s Orbitz announces Data Breach affecting 880,000

Expedia Inc.’s (NASDAQ: EXPE) subsidiary, Orbitz disclosed on Tuesday a possible data breach that affected nearly up to 880,000 credit cards used on the website. The breach was suspected to taken place between January 2016 and last year December.

Orbitz said during an investigation of the previous platform, it found that a hacker may have accessed consumer data. The breach did not new Orbitz site. The company is now investigating the matter and notifying those who have been affected.

"We determined on March 1, 2018, that there was evidence suggesting that an attacker may have accessed personal information stored on this consumer and business partner platform. We took immediate steps to investigate the incident and enhance security and monitoring of the affected platform." said Orbitz in a statement.

The hackers could have had access to consumers’ personal information such addresses, names, credit card information and other sensitive information. Orbitz says there is no evidence so far that passports or travel itineraries have been accessed.

It is unclear whether breached data was stolen from the platform itself, says the company.

"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.

Orbitz is offering one free year of credit monitoring for those affected by the breach.

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