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Travel Company Warns Survey Takers of Breach

DATA LOSS—NEW ZEALAND

December 16, 2010

A travel insurance company is warning those who participated in a recent survey that their personal information may have been exposed to hackers, The New Zealand Herald reports. AA Travel New Zealand is sending e-mails to nearly 30,000 individuals who participated in its "101 Must Dos for Kiwis" and "Great Kiwi Road Trips" campaigns. "Our site has been accessed by an unauthorized user from outside New Zealand and we have carried out a forensic investigation," said AA Travel marketing manager Rebecca Cherry. "We have given (those affected) the opportunity to completely unsubscribe from our database...and have strongly suggested they change their password," she added.
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