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World's largest travel site hacked, a million cards at risk

World's largest travel site hacked, a million cards at risk
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Another day, another hack? But this one is different. A huge data breach of the world’s largest travel site has exposed over a million credit cards. But would you want credit card thieves to also know your travel plans and when you’ll be away from home?

If you've ever planned a trip online, then you've probably made at least one stop at TripAdvisor. It's the biggest online travel hub, and a breach at its sightseeing subsidiary, Viator, just exposed 1.4 million credit cards belonging to 800,000 customers.

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Viator is a worldwide marketplace for tours and sightseeing excursions. According to a press release on Viator's website:

“On September 2, we were informed by our payment card service provider that unauthorized charges occurred on a number of our customers' credit cards. We have hired forensic experts, notified law enforcement and we have been working diligently and comprehensively to investigate the incident, identify how our systems may have been impacted, and secure our systems.”

TripAdvisor isn't mentioned in Viator's press release. I can definitely understand why, I mean name one online marketplace that wants to be associated with a security breach. What only TripAdvisor and Viator know, however, is whether or not TripAdvisor would be vulnerable to the same exploit that cracked Viator.

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