For over a month, U.S.-based hospitality company and franchisee Pyramid Hotel Group (PHG) had been running its intrusion detection system on a unsecured, openly configured server, thereby exposing sensitive information pertaining to its security policies, systems, networks, and application logs, according to researchers.
At the time of its discovery by vpnMentor researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, the publicly accessible server had an Elasticsearch database containing 85.4GB of security audit logs, which also included personally identifying information (PII) about employees working under the Pyramid umbrella.
The data was left unsecured from April 19 through May 29 of this year, vpnMentor reported in a blog post. The researchers noticed the misconfiguration on May 27 and alerted the hotel and resort chain the next day. It reportedly took one additional day for PHG to resolve the issue.
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