This UK pub chain left 17,000 customer details exposed online

Nicole Kobie reports:

The personal details of thousands of beer drinkers were left exposed thanks to a Wi-Fi provider proving leakier than a smashed pint glass.

Brewhouse & Kitchen is a small chain of pubs with 23 locations across the UK. These include locations in London, Nottingham, Chester, Cardiff and Bristol.

Patrons attempting to access its free Wi-Fi were asked to hand over their names, emails, date of birth, phone numbers and other personal details. Oliver Hough, an independent security researcher, stumbled across a spreadsheet file containing more than 17,000 such records on an open directory hosted by Brewhouse’s Wi-Fi provider, Focus Group.

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