So, I recently created an account at Robert’s Space Industries to take advantage of the Space Citizen free trial. The email address I used is seldom used, and only used for gaming accounts. Within just a few hours of creating my new account, I started receiving Emails from Booking.com in-regards to apparently having booked a reservation in Pattaya, Thailand under the name of Yorell Lee.
Having been in IT for over 30 years now, primarily in systems and development, including parameter security and applications, I don’t tend to believe in coincidences.
I’ve already reached out to their support team to pass along this information. I’ve recommend they have their IT staff take a look at their parameter firewall, systems and enduser databases for types of security breeches.
Best case scenario, none of this is related. Maybe the Booking.com Email I received just happened because, and no other reason. But if not, and RSI‘s data has been breeched, who knows what type of information could be available from the accounts of actual backers and paying players. I’ll admit, I’m glad I only visited for the free trial.