Thursday, October 30, 2003

Orbitz Hacked; Watch Your Credit Cards

CNet reports that Orbitz was compromised, stating "Orbitz has notified law enforcement authorities about a recent security breach that has resulted in its customers' e-mail addresses falling into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 hands of spammers." Apparently Orbitz is trying to dodge cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 California notification law by claiming "no indication that credit card information had been compromised."

Orbitz uses are reporting receiving spam to email addresses used only at Orbitz. I am an Orbitz user, but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 email address I use isn't exclusively for Orbitz. However, I hardly get spam to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 account I use for Orbitz. For cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first 17 days of October, I received 5 spam emails. Over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last 12 days, I've received 20. That's not scientific, but something clearly changed recently.

It's likely that if intruders compromised Orbitz's account list cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y stole credit cards as well. This is NOT based on any "insider knowledge" of Orbitz or this case. I make this assessment based on experience working similar cases elsewhere. Keep an eye on your statements (online or offline) and report suspicious activity to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 card issuer immediately. Changing your Orbitz password is a good idea too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I also experienced spam following cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 orbitz hacking.
I was an orbitz customer, with no spam problem. Then two days after reading about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 orbitz hacking, I began to get spam. I now get 40 per day. When I wrote to Orbitz about this problem in 2003, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y were very unconcerned and took no responsibility.
william