Orbitz, a subsidiary of the online travel agency, Expedia Inc, announced today that hackers have stolen personal information from around 880,000 payment cards.

Orbitz revealed that attackers broke into a “legacy Orbitz travel booking platform” and accessed users’ names, birthdates, phone numbers, email addresses, physical and/or billing addresses, and genders. The intrusion was initially discovered on March 1 while investigating the consumer and business partner platform in question.

The investigation determined attackers had access to details between Oct. 1 and Dec. 22, 2017. The company claims the attackers may have stolen information stored on the systems that were submitted by Orbitz customers between Jan. 1, 2016 and June 22, 2016, and information submitted by “certain partners’ customers’” between Jan 1, 2016, and Dec. 22, 2017.

Upon discovering the incident, the company took swift action to eliminate and prevent unauthorized access to the platform. The company added, “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.”

This breach is the latest in the travel and hospitality industry and follows similar poor security practices like InterContinental Hotels Group and Hyatt Hotels which both suffered from data breaches last year. NNT suggests first and foremost abiding by PCI DSS Compliance requirements. While PCI DSS compliance does not guarantee security, complying with the 12 PCI requirements significantly reduces your risk of exposing customer data or payment information to attackers.

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