The British holiday firm, Truly Travels, has admitted to suffering a data breach due to an unsecured Amazon Web Services server. 

The data in the unsecured AWS server was left open to the internet for over three years, exposing the personal details of over 200,000 customers. 

Data that may have been compromised includes customers' names, email addresses, billing addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth. 

There were 532,000 audio files found on the server, 212,000 of which belonged to Truly Travels. The calls occurred between April 10, 2016, and August 10, 2016, ranging from a couple of minutes to up to an hour with UK customers. 

The majority of calls involve customers' inquiring about trips, costs for locations, and flight times. These calls also included partial card data, such as the name on the card, the type of card, and the expiration date. Names and dates of birth for accompanying passengers were also part of some audio files that were found. 

Truly Travels has since removed all 532,000 files and is taking the necessary steps to ensure a situation like this does not happen again in the future. 

To stay up to date on the growing number of security threats, NNT suggests adopting the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls. These controls help demonstrate how to properly secure AWS cloud computing environments, including root account protocols, password creation and expiration, log metric filters, and CloudTrail logging.  

If you're not familiar with how the CIS Controls work within Change Tracker Gen7 R2, visit our CIS Controls webpage to learn more. 

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