Just before CCI San Diego kicked off, we reported on a possible security breach at Travel Planners, the company that handles hotel bookings for Comic-Con. Although TP denied the problem, there is quite a bit of anecdotal evidence that suggests that credit cards that were used to book rooms in 2008 may have been hacked, as several people have reported foreign travel being booked on the credit cards they used to book their hotels for the ’08 con.
Is this in any way related to the Travel Planners mystery? A whois search reveals that TP is listed under Network Solutions.
However, a TP spokesperson contacted by our correspondent said that TP is not hosted by Network Solutions but by IBM.
Please note, we didn’t contact TP ourselves, so you can make of this what you will. Apparently, the matter is still being investigated. Now that Comic-con is over, perhaps someone can figure out just what is going on here.