Experts On Hundreds Of Data Security Risks On Marriott, British Airways And Easyjet Websites Exposed

A Which? investigation has exposed hundreds of security vulnerabilities on the websites of major airlines, tour operators and hotel chains with most risk identified for Marriott, British Airways and easyJet.

More information here: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/09/marriott-british-airways-and-easyjet-fail-on-data-security-with-hundreds-of-security-risks-exposed-by-which/


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Jake Moore, Cybersecurity Specialist,  ESET
September 15, 2020
When companies are facing problems elsewhere, it can be easy to focus less on certain areas of the business.
Even with the travel industry up in the air, the sector must remain committed to keeping an eye on their data. When companies are facing problems elsewhere, it can be easy to focus less on certain areas of the business. However, customer data must remain a priority and better protected. Once data is compromised, although we don’t want to see companies going out of business, they must be penali ....
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Jonathan Miles, Head of Strategic Intelligence and Security Research,  Mimecast
September 14, 2020
Any organisation that fails to do so will break this trust and is likely to lose business as a result.
It is worrying to see that businesses which have already suffered large data breaches are still failing to take cybersecurity seriously, and seek to mitigate any exploited vulnerabilities . Cyberattacks continue to rise, with the recent Mimecast State of Email Security report finding that half of UK firms (51%) have suffered a ransomware attack in the last twelve months, and even more (58%) having ....
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Chris Hauk, Consumer Privacy Champion,  Pixel Privacy
September 14, 2020
It is sad to see that Marriott and other companies haven't learned their lesson from previous data breaches.
It is sad to see that Marriott and other companies haven't learned their lesson from previous data breaches, and are still leaving their customers' data open to theft by the bad actors of the world. This is particularly disturbing, considering Marriott, easyJet, American Airlines, and the others are in the travel industry, where firms will have enough data on file about their customers that it ena ....
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Javvad Malik, Security Awareness Advocate,  KnowBe4
September 14, 2020
Cyber criminals will always follow the money to easy targets.
Over the past decade, we've seen the travel and hospitality industry change significantly. The customer experience has changed from brochures and face to face bookings, to being able to search thousands of flights and hotels with a simple search on their phone. This experience has brought about many benefits to the customer, but it has introduced several layers of digital complexity for hotels and ....
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