French travel site Option Way leaks 100GB worth of customer details

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A report published today by security research firm VPNMentor suggests its team found 100GB of unsecured customer data from the French travel booking site Option Way. The database includes details such as names, email IDs, addresses, phone numbers, and travel details.

The report noted these customers were mainly from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Algeria, and Australia. Apart from customers’ data, the database also contained details of the company’s employees and credit cards used for transactions. The research team found the unsecured database on August 20 and informed the company five days later.

Option Way’s website claims it processes data in an encrypted way and in line with the recommendations set out by the CNIL (France’s data protection authority). However, VPNMentor team was able to access the database.

Credit: VPNMentor