Travelodge customers spammed after data loss

An apparent hacker attack on Travelodge UK may have compromised parts of the company’s customer database.

While Travelodge maintains that no financial data was lost, it is cautioning all of its customers to watch out for emails claiming to be from the hotel chain.

So far some customers have received a spam email saying: “Good day. Don’t miss exciting career opening. The company is seeking for self-motivated people in United Kingdom to help us spread out our activity in the UK area.”

Travelodge chief executive Guy Parsons wrote to customers saying: “The safety and security of your personal information is of the upmost importance to us, and as a result we are currently conducting a comprehensive investigation into this issue. If you receive an email similar to the one detailed below, please delete it as spam.”

An investigation is underway and Travelodge has promised to give further updates as information becomes available.

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