In an incident reminiscent of the one at Ashley Madison, a Japanese search engine used to find Love Hotels - locations used for sexual assignations - has been breached though there is no evidence that any data has been leaked.
Almex, the parent company of HappyHotel.jp, was alerted to unauthorized access to its servers on December 22, according to a report by ZDNet. While the hackers were able to access the personal data of Love Hotel customers, the company doesn’t believe the data has been used or published yet.
“An aggregator like HappyHotel is not your average hotel booking site--it's neither for family vacations or for business trips,” said Mike Bittner, associate director of digital security and operations for The Media Trust. “Users will want to keep their data private and protect information on their activities from public exposure.”
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