Travelodge hacked, investigating
Hotel chain's customers aggrieved
Travelodge is investigating its IT systems to discover how customer email addresses have gone astray.
The Reg was contacted this morning by a reader who was receiving spam emails to a unique email address he had only given to Travelodge.
Several other customers have blogged of similar experiences, here's Shepy's post on the apparent hack.
Either LulzSec has taken a step down from hacking the US Senate and the CIA to target the motel chain, or Travelodge has been hit by more commercially minded hackers.
Travelodge told us: "We are aware that some customers have received a spam email. We have not sold any data and we are currently investigating this issue."
Reg reader Richard emailed the company to complain and is still awaiting a response.
There's more on Twitter here. ®
Bootnote: This story briefly made mention of Lenny Henry. As several readers pointed out he advertises a rival low-rent motel for road warriors. Apologies all round...
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