On March 24th, TripAdvisor finally admitted that hackers had easily hacked into numerous of their Databases. What TripAdvisor did not tell us is that the servers were “seeded” and the hackers had free access to members account info including Credit Card details, user names and Email accounts, for weeks and maybe even months before they caught on to the situation.
Even after TripAdvisor knew private details were compromised, they waited another 4 days to alert their members.
Even when they did come clear, and admitted they had been hacked, they still lied about what exactly happened. TripAdvisor wants everyone to believe that the hackers only got away with an “unknown” number of Email Accounts, and that no “Credit Card Details” and / or “Passwords” were compromised.
Days after it became clear that TripAdvisor is not capable of securing their +20 million registered users (of which 82% are in-active) personal information, millions of TA users got flooded with Spam disguised as messages from the likes of UPS, Wells Fargo, DELL and Amazon, luring the members to give personal info.
Now, more than 2 months after the hack, 100′s of people are flocking to TA because their Credit Cards have been used unlawfully.
TripAdvisor refuses to comment on these accusations, saying the matter is under investigation.
More info about this coming soon….
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