A leak at Autoclerk, a reservations management system recently acquired by the Western Hotel & Resorts Group, exposed personal and travel information on hotel guests, including members of the U.S. government, military and Department of Homeland Security.
“Our team viewed highly sensitive data exposing the personal details of government and military personnel, and their travel arrangements to locations around the world, both past and future,” according to a blog post by vpnMentor, whose researchers, led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, discovered the leaky Elasticsearch database hosted by AWS on Sept. 13 as part of a larger web mapping project. “Our team viewed logs for U.S. army generals traveling to Moscow, Tel Aviv, and many more destinations. We also found their email address, phone numbers, and other sensitive personal data.”
That particular platform exposed in the database belonged to a contractor that manages travel arrangements for U.S. government and military personnel and independent contractors who work with American defense and security agencies.
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