Travel Site Confirms Database Breach

Share this content:
Travelocity confirmed this week that an online security breach exposed thousands of its customers' personal information.


Names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of those who participated in two recent Travelocity promotions were compromised, according to reports.


The security breach, which lasted about one month, was closed on Monday. Ironically, the problem began after the company transferred several servers from San Francisco to Tulsa, OK, for security reasons.


The database of names was left on a computer that was being used as a Web server. The situation made names and addresses of entrants available through a link on the Travelocity site. The company said in a statement that no financial information was exposed.


"Upon being made aware of this situation, we immediately removed the data from our site," the statement said. "At no time were any member profiles, credit card information or customer data exposed."


Travelocity's customer profile information goes into a secure database and is encrypted in that database, the company said.


Travelocity began an investigation into the matter and said it would contact each contestant whose information may have been compromised.
Loading links....
close

Next Article in Marketing Strategy

Sign up to our newsletters

Company of the Week

Since 1985, Melissa Data has helped thousands of companies clean, correct and complete contact data to better target and communicate with their customers. We offer a full spectrum of data quality solutions, including global address, phone, email, and name validation, identify verification - available for batch or real-time processes, in the Cloud or on-premise. Our service bureau provides dedupe, email/phone append and geographic/demographic append services for better targeting and insight. For direct mailers, Melissa Data offers easy-to-use address management/postal software, list hygiene services and 100s of specialty mailing lists - all with competitive pricing and excellent customer service.

Find out more here »

DMN's Career Center

Check out hundreds of exciting professional opportunities available on DMN's Career Center.  
Explore careers in digital marketing, sales, eCommerce, marketing communications, IT, data strategies, and much more. And don't forget to update your resume so employers can contact you privately about job opportunities.

>>Click Here