“The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has come forward and disclosed a major data breach, with as many as 43,000 people at possible risk from the huge cyber attack.
The attack that breached the website resulted in the hackers gaining access to around 1,000 files containing information that could include encrypted passwords and email addresses of ABTA members and customers registered on the site.
Files containing the contact details of customers of travel agencies registered with ABTA who have posted complaints via the breached website are also said to be possibly affected. In addition to this, data uploaded by ABTA members regarding membership could also be accessed within the files.”
Author: Tom Ball