What to expect in 2017
Travel agencies are increasingly being targeted by hackers who want to steal their customer data.
However, the government isn’t buying into the theory that the data is actually safe.
The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday released a report detailing a recent data breach at a travel agency that targeted its database of payment card information and passwords.
The breach occurred on March 3, 2017, when hackers gained access to the Travelcard.com and Paypal accounts of an unknown entity, according to the FTC.
The agency noted that the attackers used a SQL injection attack on the payment card database to gain access.
The agency said it discovered that the compromised account information included the payment-card numbers, expiration dates, expiration times, and expiration dates for the credit and debit cards used at the Travel card company.
The company had reported the breach to the FBI and has taken steps to protect its systems, the FTC said.
Travelcard, the company’s name, was listed as the company that was hacked in the report.
The FTC said the hack resulted in the theft of credit card data and passwords for more than 5 million cardholders.
Travelcards.com, which operates in more than 190 countries, said it has taken measures to ensure the data does not belong to anyone other than the company.