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.
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.
Kayak acknowledges that a third party — it turns out to be one of its hotel customers — was able to match a last name on the site with the last four digits of people’s credit cards, and that others could have done so, too.
Travix has confirmed a major security breach at its Cheaptickets brand in Holland mid-October, with thousands of passenger details obtained by a prolific hacker.