This winter, a white-hat hacker contacted several travel companies alleging that their websites have a security vulnerability that would allow thieves to skim credit card data from customers.
Officials within the British government are some of the most vociferous critics of the European Commission’s draft data protection regulations.
Imagine a world where someone owns a record of everything you do in life. Went shopping? Safeway owns that act. Watched a movie? Netflix owns a record of that. Grabbed a quick bite to eat? McDonalds owns a log of that.
Last week, authorities in the US filed a lawsuit against Wyndham Worldwide, claiming the company and three subsidiaries failed to protect sensitive customer credit card data.
Cruise giant Cunard is trying to allay concerns amongst customers after an email was sent containing confidential details of some 1,200 passengers.
TUI Travel-owned user review site Holidays Uncovered suffered a security breach last week, impacting on how the site appeared in search engines.
Travellers – especially in the corporate sector – are connected to the web and other digital platforms through electronic devices more than ever before.
The FlyGlobespan saga continues apace – credit card payment firm E-Clear is in the High Court this week – and administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers clearly needs to find some money for creditors.
Running alongside the various financial shenanigans surrounding the case is news that PWC is trying to sell the Globespan’s “wonderful customer details”.
PWC is so excited that it even sent out a tweet.