700k Choice Hotels customer records leaked

Paul Bischoff reports:

Hackers claim to have stolen 700,000 guest records belonging to Choice Hotels, one of the largest hotel chains in the world. Comparitech collaborated with security researcher Bob Diachenko to uncover the unsecured database, which was left exposed and accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

Diachenko immediately notified the company of the exposed MongoDB instance, but it appears malicious actors got to it first. They left a ransom note demanding 0.4 Bitcoin, or $3,856 as of time of writing.

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