Data Leak at Hotel Booking Companies Affected Millions of Guests

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Sensitive data, including credit card details, for over 10 million travelers and guests were exposed in a massive hotel management booking platform data leak. The breach originated from a misconfigured Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 bucket used for storing data by the hotel management system owned by the Spanish tech firm, Prestige Software. The breach affected several hotel booking companies that use the platform, including Expedia and Booking.com. Individuals who used these booking services since 2013 risk identity theft, scams, credit card fraud, vacation-stealing, and blackmail.
Another booking platform, RedDoorz, also disclosed that it suffered a data leak after a database containing 5.8 million user records is put on sale on a hacker forum.
Hotel booking companies affected by Prestige Software data leak
The Prestige data leak affected all hotel booking companies connected to the company’s Cloud Hospitality platform. The hotel booking companies use the system to integrate their reservation systems with online booking websites, allowing them to synchronize bookings and rooms’ availability on multiple platforms.
The data leak affected major hotel reservation platforms, including Agoda, Amadeus, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotelbeds, Omnibees, Sabre, among others. Although the individual hotel booking companies were affected, they were not responsible for the …

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