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6/27/2018
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Hundreds of Hotels Hit in FastBooking Breach

The hotel-booking software provider reports an actor stole personal and payment card data of guests from hundreds of properties.

FastBooking, a Paris-based provider of hotel-booking software, is alerting client hotels to a data breach in which an attacker lifted personal information and credit card data from guests of hundreds of properties.

The breach took place on June 14, says FastBooking, which states it works with 4,000 partner hotels in 100 countries. In an email to affected properties, FastBooking says an attacker exploited a vulnerability in a Web application hosted on its server to install malware. The actor used this access to pilfer first and last names, nationalities, physical and email addresses, and booking-related details, such as hotel names and check-in/check-out dates.

For some travelers, payment card data, including name, number, and expiration date, was compromised. It seems the attacker stole different information from different hotels; none of FastBooking's customers were affected in the same way.

The company is providing affected hotels with templates to inform guests of the attack, as well as templates to notify their national data protection agencies how personal and payment information was exposed, BleepingComputer reports.

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RyanSepe,
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6/29/2018 | 2:31:30 PM
FastBooking, a Paris-based
Let this be a lesson to other e-booking sites. Learn from your competitor/colleagues mistakes/burns and don't fall victim to touching the stove.
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RyanSepe,
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6/29/2018 | 2:30:14 PM
For some travelers, payment card data, including name, number, and expiration date, was compromised.
Hate to see when this happens. I am always interested to see how a companies PCI environment is segmented to see how they might have been able to avoid this occurrence. Typically, flat networks allow for this information to be gathered much too easily. Not saying this is the case, but many times lack of segmentation is a direct cause to this type of data leakage.
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6/29/2018 | 2:24:23 PM
exploited a vulnerability in a Web application hosted on its server to install malware
Risk is a product of threat and vulnerability. I always stress the importance of vulnerability management especially on critical assets because that is the product that we as Security Professionals can control. Threat will never be an item that is 100% deterrable. 
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