The company has confirmed to Gizmodo that a security breach has happened in which around 880,000 payment card information might have been exposed to the hackers. The company reportedly discovered the breach on the 1st of March during an investigation of one of Orbitz’s legacy platforms, where they suggested that personal information and payment card information might have been exposed.
However according to Orbitz, Social Security numbers were not exposed so there’s that. The company also released a statement which reads, “As part of our investigation and remediation work, we brought in a leading third-party forensic investigation firm and other cybersecurity experts, began working with law enforcement, and took swift action to eliminate and prevent unauthorized access to the platform.”
They also add, “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 has since reached out to customers who might have been impacted by this and will offer a year’s worth of complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection if necessary.