European hotel booking platform provider Gekko Group mistakenly stored over 1 terabyte of information on a publicly configured server, exposing troves of data related to its hotel B2B clients, as well as travel agents and their customers.
The majority of the exposed data was collected by Gekko brands Teldar Travel, which provides a booking system for travel agents, and Infinite Hotel, a distribution specialist that provides an inventory of hotels to B2B clients. But other data was originally collected by Gekko's third-party partners and external reservations platforms, including Booking.com, Hotelbeds.com, Occius, Infra, Smile, Mondial Assistance and Selectour.com
Exposed data included hotel and transportation booking details, personally identifiable information, invoices with credit card details, and plain-text login credentials used by Gekko's clients. Booking info and PII typically consisted of names, email addresses, home addresses, dates of travel, destination hotels and reservation details such as number of guests, room types and price of stays. Outside of room bookings, the database also stored details on theme park and tour excursion tickets, airport transfers, and Eurostar train tickets. The credit card information found on the invoices pertained to a mix of both travel agents and their clients.
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