Trip Advisor 's members list partly stolen

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  1. milchap
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    milchap Gold Member

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    This
    past weekend we discovered that an unauthorized third party had stolen part
    of TripAdvisor's member email list. We've confirmed the source of the
    vulnerability and shut it down. We're taking this incident very seriously and
    are actively pursuing the matter with law enforcement.

    How
    will this affect you? In many cases, it won't. Only a portion of all member
    email addresses were taken, and all member passwords remain secure. You may
    receive some unsolicited emails (spam) as a result of this incident.

    The
    reason we are going directly to you with this news is that we think it's the
    right thing to do. As a TripAdvisor member, I would want to know.
    Unfortunately, this sort of data theft is becoming more common across many
    industries, and we take it extremely seriously.

    I'd
    also like to reassure you that TripAdvisor does not collect members' credit
    card or financial information, and we never sell or rent our member list.
    We
    will continue to take all appropriate measures to keep your personal information
    secure at TripAdvisor. I sincerely apologize for this incident and appreciate
    your membership in our travel community.

    Steve
    Kaufer

    Co-founder and CEO
     

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