It has been revealed that the well-known holiday company Thomson has experienced a data breach which compromised the personal details of around 500 of its customers. The BBC reports that an email which clearly revealed customer details such as name, address and flight date, was mistakenly sent out. This could have clear implications surrounding the security of customers’ homes whilst they are away.
Thomson has apologised for the mistake, but some customers remain angry that the first they heard about the leak was when they were contacted by reporters. Furthermore, the holiday firm has said that they won’t be offering compensation to affected parties, though several holidaymakers are considering cancelling or changing their holiday dates for fear of being burgled whilst they are away.
Thomson said that the error was identified quickly and that the email recall was successful in many cases.