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Data of Google Employees Exposed in Sabre Breach

Author: Catalin Cimpanu / Source: BleepingComputer

The personal details of a small number of Google staffers have been exposed, according to a notification letter Google has started sending to affected employees.

The breach didn’t take place because of Google’s lack of security measures, but occurred off-site, via a travel and hotel reservations platform.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), one of the companies Google uses to make hotel arrangements for its employees for work-related travels, has informed the tech giant of the breach.

Google employee data exposed via Sabre platform

However, the actual breach didn’t take place at CWT either, but Sabre Hospitality Solutions, a company that develops SynXis Central Reservation System, a platform used by tens of thousands of hotels across the globe to allow travel agencies like CWT to make hotel reservations.

It was infosec reporter Brian Krebs who spotted the breach in Sabre’s SEC filings at the start of May. As Sabre notified travel agencies of the SynXis breach, the agencies then…

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