67% of Hotels Leak Customer Data according to new Symantec Study

67% of Hotels Leak Customer Data according to new Symantec Study

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The astonishingly high number came to light on the heels of a study recently published by Cyber security firm, Symantec Corporation and researcher Candid Wueest.

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According to the report, 2 out of 3 hotels are “…inadvertently leaking booking reference codes to third-party sites such as advertisers and analytics companies.”

Wueest further notes that the information shared could allow “…these third-party services to log into a reservation, view personal details, and even cancel the booking altogether.”

Details being leaked include:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Passport number
  • Phone number
  • Last four digits of credit card plus the card type & expiration date (yikes!)

The study involved an analysis of around 1500 hotels in more than 50 countries.

Read the full Symantec Report here.

 

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