Alessandro Carrara reports:
Budget hotel chain Travelodge has been hit by a security breach which allowed an unauthorised third party to steal guest names and emails.
Travelodge was notified by Typeform, a company which manages customer surveys and competitions, that it had been the victim of a data security incident which affected Travelodge customer information it was in possession of.
Account, bookings, passwords and payment details were not affected by the incident, however Typeform said customers’ first names and email addresses “have been acquired by an unauthorised third party”.
TypeForm detected the breach on June 27, and so far, we’ve also seen disclosures concerning the the Electoral Commission for the State of Tasmania, mobile bank Monzo, and Fortnum & Mason’s. It seems likely we’ll see more disclosures in the weeks to come.
Update: Add 274 people who took part in a Cairns Regional Council survey this year to the list of impacted entities.