The Prevention of Fraud in Travel (PRoFiT) regularly release cyber and crime news from the travel industry. More and more incidents are emerging and these are no doubt happening in other industries. Here is the latest news.
Tipto agents believe cyberattack is low possibility
Nearly 75% of agents believe it is unlikely their businesses will fall victim to a cyberattack. More than half of the 62 agents polled by Tipto said they were prepared to deal with such an attack. The poll found 74%…
Scottish agent has online identity hijacked
A Scottish agency which had its online identity hijacked has warned of fraudsters targeting the sector as more than 70 bogus websites imitated travel companies in the past year. The Travel Bar, in Blairgowrie, started to receive calls from consumers…
Lawsuit issued against Marriott over data breach
Marriott International is facing the biggest lawsuit yet relating to the Starwood data breach. The suit filed in Maryland federal district court was brought by more than 150 guests in numerous states. Plaintiffs are represented by five law firms. It…
UK travel industry faces scam email attack
The UK travel trade has been warned over an email phishing attack. People receiving an email claiming their company has been entered onto the ‘UK non-compliance register’ for GDPR should beware. A scam alert advising that the emails should be…
Customer jailed for stealing agents passwords
A jobless man has been given a prison sentence for booking holidays worth £44,000 after admitting using travel agency staff passwords to get into systems. Adam Griffiths of Penlan, Swansea, used the passwords to access systems to book luxurious holidays…
Source: Prevention of Fraud in Travel https://www.profit.uk.com
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