Customers Affected By The Data Leak, According To Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Corp. announced on Thursday that a data breach in March may have exposed the personal information of Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, and Princess Cruises customers and staff.

Outsiders may have obtained access to people’s Social Security numbers, passport numbers, dates of birth, residences, and health information, according to a letter sent to customers.

The firm will not specify how many people’s personal information had been compromised.

Carnival was targeted twice by ransomware assaults last year, resulting in the breach.

On March 19, Carnival spokesman Roger Frizzell said the business discovered the latest hack into some of its information technology systems and locked off access while hiring a cybersecurity firm to investigate. Carnival is implementing measures to strengthen the security of its information systems, according to him.

According to Frizzell, the firm has contacted those who are affected and established a call center to answer their queries.

Hackers hacked into the Miami-based company’s computers in August of last year and again in December, according to a securities filing made in April.

The attackers got access to personal information about customers and workers by encrypting a portion of one cruise line’s IT infrastructure. There was no indication that personal information revealed in the assaults was abused, according to Carnival. The corporation made no mention of paying a ransom.

Carnival’s stock dropped 3% on Thursday.

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