Premier Traveler Worldwide Magazine hacked (twice)
Hacker struck again after the holiday, corrupting files, taking the company’s ported phones, email, and data
The magazine Premier Traveler said it was hacked over the New Years holiday, then attacked again later, resulting in the corruption of production files as well as the loss of data and other issues.
“I guess it is true that no one is immune to hackers,” said PT’s Executive Director Adam Rodriguez.
The magazine apparently missed an issue as a result of the hack, but is back up and running now.
Here is their announcement:
NEW YORK, NY – March 9, 2016 — Today, Premier Traveler’s Executive Director Adam Rodriguez addressed the recent hack of their system this year and explained the new measures in place to combat any future attacks:
“On behalf of our team, we apologize for the necessary period of silence, we take security extremely seriously and have taken every precaution possible. For all of you who have reached out to us, we want to say ‘thank you’ for the continued support and your loyalty. Trust me we really missed all of you and look forward to catching up on your travels so far this year!”
“As for the unfortunate email, phone and data system issues caused by the hacker, we have decided to turn that into something that can help our readers, business owners by sharing our story and of course we will be asking for your opinions and experiences as well in an upcoming questionnaire for the magazine.”
“Premier Traveler is pleased to inform you that our production is back on track and we plan to accomplish all the goals we set last year including makeup for this missed issue. PT has a lot of surprises coming your way, and as always it is your input that matters most!”