Feeds

Travelodge hacked, investigating

Hotel chain's customers aggrieved

Using blade systems to cut costs and sharpen efficiencies

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...

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source
Hacker-repelling, drone-protecting code will soon be yours to tweak as you see fit
14 antivirus apps found to have security problems
Vendors just don't care, says researcher, after finding basic boo-boos in security software
How long is too long to wait for a security fix?
Synology finally patches OpenSSL bugs in Trevor's NAS
Israel's Iron Dome missile tech stolen by Chinese hackers
Corporate raiders Comment Crew fingered for attacks
Roll out the welcome mat to hackers and crackers
Security chap pens guide to bug bounty programs that won't fail like Yahoo!'s
HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert
Don't panic though – Apple's backdoor is not wide open to all, guru tells us
Researcher sat on critical IE bugs for THREE YEARS
VUPEN waited for Pwn2Own cash while IE's sandbox leaked
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.