Orbitz.com: The Latest Breach Victim

What happened at Orbitz?

Reports from March 20 state that up to 880,000 payment card numbers and related information could’ve been exposed in a data breach. Orbitz, which is owned by Expedia, apparently had two different data disclosures.

In the first disclosure, an attacker may have accessed customers’ personal information for some purchases made on orbitz.com between Jan. 1, 2016, and June 22, 2016, according to news reports.

In the second disclosure, customer data from other travel sites that used Orbitz to book travel between Jan. 1, 2016, and Dec. 22, 2016, may have been compromised, according to published reports. One of the affected sites was the American Express site Amextravel.com.

The related information that could have been exposed includes:
Customer’s full name
Date of Birth
Phone number
Email Address
Physical or billing address
Gender

Fraudulent Closing Instructions scam quadrupled in 2017

At PBI Group we have seen this trend continue over the past 3-years and apparently, it has reached new heights. The average claim of lost client funds is $352,000 according to this recent report.  This is why we recommend that every real estate agency has a cyber liability policy. 

Here is the original post from Beazley Breach Response Services. 

Tech Support Scams on the Rise

This scam is becoming more popular and can lead to your computer being further compromised by bad guys looking for more of your valuable client information.  Be aware and don’t fall for this.

Below is the FTC’s guidelines for spotting a tech support scam.

 

Here is a common screen pop up message which is faudulent. Don’t call this number.

Here is Microsoft’s official post on what to do if you are a victim.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4013405/windows-protect-from-tech-support-scams