Sensitive US government and military travel details left exposed online


Significant amounts of sensitive data about employees of the US government military personnel data could now be in the public domain following its exposure in a data leak.

Israeli security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar discovered 179 GB of data on an unsecured AWS server, run – they believe – by a travel services firm.

The database is thought to belong to AutoClerk, a reservation management system recently acquired by Best Western Hotels and Resorts Group, and revealed the sensitive personal details of thousands of people, including their hotel and travel reservations.

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