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Travel Site Breached, E-mails Exposed

DATA LOSS

March 25, 2011

A travel Web site is alerting customers that their personal information may have been breached. TripAdvisor says someone has breached its network and stolen e-mail addresses for an undisclosed number of its members, CNET reports. "We've confirmed the source of the vulnerability and shut it down," said the company's co-founder and chief executive, Steve Kaufer, in an e-mail. "We're taking this incident very seriously and are actively pursuing the matter with law enforcement." He added that passwords were not accessed. "Unfortunately, this sort of data theft is becoming more common across many industries," he said. An online entertainment retailer reported a breach that exposed users' names and e-mail addresses earlier this week.
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