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

Gareth Corfield reports:

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 to have stolen “details of thousands of hotel reservations in countries in the Middle East,” according to a new book written by three Dutch journalists.

Their employer, Dutch title NRC Handelsblad, reported the allegations this week, claiming that Booking.com had relied on legal advice from London-based law firm Hogan Lovells saying it wasn’t obliged to inform anyone of the attack.

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