The Sunita travel agent website, the first ever to have a travel agency logos and a travel agent logo on the same website, has been hacked by a hacker who made off with more than a dozen emails and passwords.
The company said it had taken down the offending website on Friday afternoon, and has since suspended access to the website.
“We are taking all necessary actions to ensure the safety of our users,” the company said in a statement.
Sunita said it has already started working on a plan to mitigate the breach. “
Sunita Travel is working closely with the Australian law enforcement authorities to investigate the matter.”
Sunita said it has already started working on a plan to mitigate the breach.
The incident comes just weeks after a major breach of travel agency websites, including one involving a website for American travellers.
“The latest intrusion occurred around the end of June, which was the same time that the first major breach occurred,” a spokeswoman for Sunita told the ABC.
Sunitas spokeswoman, Kate Hoey, said it was not clear whether the breach was connected to the latest breach, which involved more than 1.3 million accounts, but it could be a coincidence. “
As a result of this incident, we have temporarily disabled all Sunita’s customer services for a period of time and will be temporarily shutting down the website from now on.”
Sunitas spokeswoman, Kate Hoey, said it was not clear whether the breach was connected to the latest breach, which involved more than 1.3 million accounts, but it could be a coincidence.
“At the moment, we can’t really confirm that it’s connected to it at this stage,” Ms Hoeys said.
“Obviously we’ve seen a lot of data breaches in the last few months and I think that is one of the reasons that we are so focused on taking steps to minimise the risk to our customers.”
The company added that it would continue to monitor its online security.
“While this breach was relatively minor, we do need to take precautions to ensure our customers have the best experience possible,” Ms Condon said.
Sunita has a long history of privacy breaches, including a breach in the late 1990s that led to the disclosure of sensitive personal data of up to 2.6 million customers.
Sunitas’ website is still up, and can be accessed from any country.
The Australian Privacy Foundation is advising consumers to be wary of online travel agents, which it has called “the most invasive forms of mass surveillance”.