Holiday Inn-owner IHG hit by ‘unauthorised activity’ in tech systems

Holiday Inn owner IHG said on Tuesday that bookings on its websites and apps were facing disruptions after its technology systems were hit by “unauthorised activity”. IHG said it was assessing the nature, extent and impact of the incident and Read More …

Dutch newspaper accuses US spy agencies of orchestrating 2016 Booking.com breach

Jointly US-Dutch owned Booking.com was illegally accessed by an American attacker in 2016 – and the company failed to tell anyone when it became aware of what happened, according to explosive revelations. The alleged miscreant, named as “Andrew”, is said Read More …

Adventures in MQTT Part II: Identifying MQTT Brokers in the Wild

The use of publicly accessible MQTT brokers is prevalent across numerous verticals and technology fields. I was able to identify systems related to energy production, hospitality, finance, healthcare, pharmaceutical manufacturing, building management, surveillance, workplace safety, vehicle fleet management, shipping, construction, Read More …

New ModPipe malware targets hospitality, hotel point of sale systems

A new Point-of-Sale (PoS) malware is targeting devices used by “hundreds of thousands” of organizations in the hospitality sector, researchers have warned. Dubbed ModPipe, the malware is a backdoor able to harvest sensitive information in PoS devices running Oracle Micros Read More …

Millions of Hotel Guests Worldwide Caught Up in Mass Data Leak

A widely used hotel reservation platform has exposed 10 million files related to guests at various hotels around the world, thanks to a misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 bucket. The records include sensitive data, including credit-card details. Prestige Software’s “Cloud Read More …