Published: March 27, 2011Posted in: Cyber Security, News, Security
We discovered that an unauthorized third party has recently stolen part of TripAdvisor’s member email list. We’re taking this incident very seriously. We’ve identified the vulnerability, shut it down and are vigorously pursuing the matter with law enforcement. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.
How does this impact those who were affected?
The portion of our membership that was impacted may receive some unsolicited emails (SPAM) as a result. No passwords were taken, and any and all password information is secure. TripAdvisor does not collect members’ credit card or financial information, and we never sell or rent our member list.
How many members were impacted?
It affected a portion of our membership.
When did it happen?
We’re still investigating the details.”