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Data breach

Be Careful with Legacy Systems

The popular travel site Orbitz recently announced that a hacker may have stolen the private information of up to 880,000 of their customers over the course of two years. While data breaches at major organizations like this are nothing new (and have become far too common in recent years), the method through which this attack was carried out should give all organizations a moment of pause and lead to some serious internal analysis. What Happened? In a statement released to the press, Orbitz singled out an old “legacy travel booking platform,” as the source of the breach. A legacy platform is a common term for any system or software still employed at an organization despite the fact it is likely

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