#AceNewsReport – NOv.20: The doctor, who has worked at Essen University Hospital as a senior physician since February, was arrested on November 18 on suspicion of intentionally fatally injecting the two men, the public prosecutor’s office in Essen said on Friday:
” There is a suspicion that the doctor deliberately and illegally administered drugs to seriously ill people in their last phase of life, which led to their immediate death,” investigators said in a statement: The doctor was brought before a judge on November 19, who ordered that he be placed in pre-trial detention: Police said the medic had explained that he had administered the lethal injection to one of the patients to stop them and their family “suffering” further:
#AceNewsReport – Nov.20: The project will include eight submarines and will strengthen the island’s defenses, according to presidential office spokesman Xavier Chang. “This represents a new milestone in the national submarine manufacturing plan,” Chang said. President Tsai Ing-wen will attend a ceremony next Tuesday to kick off the work: The program is part of Tsai’s military modernization and self-sufficiency plan. Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said in September, although without naming China, that the island has the right to self-defense and counterattack amid the “high frequency of harassment and threats from the enemy’s warships and aircraft this year.”……..Taiwan’s military added at the time that it has “clearly defined” the procedures for a first response:
The first submarine from the new fleet, whose estimated cost is US$1.72 billion, may enter service in late 2024: Currently, Taiwan has four submarines, and two of them date back to World War II. No submarine matches those from China’s fleet:
Local media earlier reported that the plan had been postponed, but the Taiwanese Navy said on November 2 that the island will begin building the first vessel this month at a new shipyard: Taiwan’s CSBC Corporation designed a shipyard in Kaohsiung for submarine building, and preparation work started there in May last year, the military said:
The announcement about the new fleet comes amid heightened tension with China, in particular, over the United States’ sales of advanced weapons to the island and US officials’ visits to Taipei: Taiwan’s government on Friday announced a new visit, this time by the cabinet-level head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler. This would be the third trip by a senior US official since August:
Beijing says its policies toward the island are based on the “one China principle.” Its Foreign Ministry reiterated on Friday it opposes all forms of official interactions between Washington and Taiwan, saying it will make a “necessary” response:
#AceNewsReport – Nov.20: Brandon Willie Martin, 27, was found guilty on Nov. 4 of the first-degree murders of his 64-year-old disabled father Michael Martin; his 51-year-old maternal uncle Ricky Andersen; and 62-year-old Barry Swanson, an alarm system installer who was working at the family’s home at the time of the incident, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said: A jury also found true the special circumstance of multiple murders, making Martin eligible for the death penalty, according to the DA’s office:
Brandon Willie Martin is seen in an image provided by the Corona Police Department
Martin, who originally pleaded not guilty in 2015, is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 29, 2021, for the rendering of the sentence by a judge.
On Sept. 17, 2015, police responded to the family’s home in the 1000 block of Winthrop Drive in Corona. They found the three men beaten to death with a black wooden baseball bat engraved with Martin’s name, officials said: The bodies of the three men were discovered by Martin’s cousin, who called 911: Michael Martin and Barry Swanson died at the scene and Ricky Andersen died two days later: Swanson was at the home to install an ADT alarm system because the family feared Martin, according to the DA’s office.
After Martin beat the three men, he stole Swanson’s Ford Raptor pickup truck, which police spotted the next day, leading them on a pursuit. At the end of the chase, Martin left the truck and fled on foot. While attempting to evade officers, Martin broke into a home then jumped out a second-story window: A police canine was sent to detain Martin, and after fighting with the dog, Martin was arrested.
In 2011: Martin was the 38th overall Major League Baseball draft pick, selected by the Tampa Bay Rays: He was released by the team in March 2015: KTLA https://ift.tt/35OUTvT
#AceNewsReport – Nov.20: ” All the infected men come from fishing towns along the outskirts of the capital Dakar and have been placed in quarantine, according to Ousmane Gueye, national director of health information and education: ”
” It’s a dermatitis associated with an infectious disease,” Gueye said. “We are checking further and hope to find out soon what it is.”
Symptoms of the disease include“lesions on their faces, extremities and for some, on their genitals,” while others have reported headaches and elevated temperatures. Disturbing images on social media purport to show the painful boils on some of the stricken sailors, as well as “swollen and blistered lips, and large pimples on their hands.”
De los 82 casos reportados el martes, el número de personas afectadas por una misteriosa enfermedad en Thiaroye Sur Mer ascendió a más de 200. pic.twitter.com/mXedrnaDG3
The first case was reported in the community of Thiaroye sur Mer on November 12, when a young man presented with “swelling of the face, dry lips and redness of the eyes.” ……
Authorities have imposed a temporary ban on fishing expeditions for several days as they assess the extent of the outbreak and try to determine its cause: Meanwhile multiple samples have been taken from the local area to find the origin, including seawater, local fish, and algae specimens among others sent for analysis by the Senegalese Navy: Preliminary investigations have ruled out bacterial or virological contamination according to Minister of Health Abdoulaye Diouf, who confirmed at least 18 hospitalizations as a result of the outbreak: Investigators now suspect some form of toxic pollution or algae may be responsible, as video shared online purports to show extreme pollution in the area which has allegedly killed thousands of fish:
#AceNewsReport – Nov.20: A person was struck by a subway train Friday morning: Fire Department officials say it happened around 3:30 a.m. on the tracks at Woodhaven Boulevard in Elmhurst: There were reports the victim was found under the train: There was no immediate word on their condition………..Subway service was affected earlier, but it is now back to normal according to @CBSNewYork
Expect extensive delays in E F R and M trains in both directions after EMS and NYPD responded to a person that was struck by a train at Woodhaven Blvd.
LIRR will cross-honor MetroCard holders at: Jamaica CTR, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills and Woodside until 6:00am https://t.co/5NFnYbqsNR
#AceNewsReport – Nov.18: Timothy John Watson, 30, was charged after he was arrested in early September for allegedly running a website claiming to sell wall hangers that authorities said could be actually used to turn semi-automatic AR-15 rifles into fully automatic machine guns: Authorities said the devices were sold to supporters of the anti-government “boogaloo” movement, the code word they use for their talk of a second civil war. Their prominence has grown during the pandemic as many dressed in Hawaiian shirts and camouflage garb, sometimes toting guns, attended protests against government shutdowns: Prosecutors said Watson’s customers include an Air Force sergeant in California accused of shooting and killing a federal security officer and of injuring several security personnel in May and June:
Authorities said Staff Sgt. Steven Carrillo had used a homemade AR-15-style rifle in two shootings and wore gear with references to the boogaloo movement: ” The suspect in this case appears to have supplied hundreds of people with these conversion devices, some to people who want to do Americans harm,” U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said in a statement: Watson had pleaded not guilty: A judge has not yet ruled on a request for Watson to be released under house arrest:
His attorney, Shawn McDermott denied in a court filing that Watson belonged to “any so-called Boogaloo movement” and said his client “would reject any ideology that is based upon violence.” He said Watson operated his wall hanger business legally and that his products are not designed to create automatic machine guns any more than a clothes hanger made out of metal:
#AceNewsReport – Nov.18: Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Islamist fundamentalist group, told AFP news agency on Wednesday, that the troop withdrawal is in the best interest of people in both Afghanistan and the US. He added that pulling US forces out will avert further war: On Tuesday, Acting US Secretary of Defense Chris Miller announced the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan and a further 500 troops from Iraq, leaving around 2,500 soldiers in each country:
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg expressed concerns over the troop withdrawals, which Miller said are set to take place by January 15, 2021 before US President Donald Trump leaves office:
“Afghanistan risks becoming once again a platform for international terrorists to plan and organize attacks on our homelands,” the NATO Secretary General said on Tuesday: Miller also said that talks with the Taliban were “ongoing,” and that he had spoken to Stoltenberg and Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani:
The US pledged the full withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan by the middle of next year under an agreement signed with the Taliban in exchange for certain counterterrorism measures.
#AceNewsReport – Nov.17: A police officer was among the injured, the hospital said, with a dozen people affected by tear gas and five reportedly sustaining gunshot wounds: Thousands of people faced off with police in the Thai capital on Tuesday for the latest round of protests, as they demanded the removal of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and for the expansive powers of King Maha Vajiralongkorn to be limited. The protests have been running since July, and Tuesday’s unrest also involved scuffles between those pushing for reform and counter-protesting royalists:
Officers fired a water cannon at some demonstrators who had cut through razor-wire barricades and reportedly taken a water cannon truck stationed outside parliament, where MPs were discussing changes to the constitution, which may affect the role of the monarchy.
Fighting between yellow-shirted royalists and protesters from the youth-led pro-reform movement was also reported, with social media videos appearing to show scuffles near a footbridge and people hurling rocks.
In some local news footage, medics could be seen rushing stretchers bearing some of the wounded through crowds of protesters. Some images circulating on social media purported to show an injured child being taken away for medical attention.
#AceNewsReport – Nov.17: The public services union organized a rally for Tuesday, with scores of workers blocking a street near the city’s cleaning department, burning dustbins and throwing documents from the roof:
Les comités syndicats service publics ont organisé ce 17 novembre un rassemblement à hôtel de ville, sur la place St Gervais, afin de soutenir les revendications sur la “loi transformation de la fonction publique” censée être appliquée dès le 1er janvier 2021,#propretedeparis
Of the city’s 4,900 garbage collectors and 200 sewer workers, a reported 20 percent went on strike:
The protesters say they “deserve a minimum of recognition,” citing “a real health fear” over the conditions of their work and noting, in particular, that protective ‘wetsuits’ and maintenance workshops are no longer up to standard.
Manifestation des eboueurs en colère devant la direction de la Propreté de #Paris pour leurs conditions de travail.
Situation surréaliste devant le bâtiment avec des milliers de documents de la ville de Paris dans la rue. pic.twitter.com/frxeBNsITS
Workers also complained that bonuses, which were granted during the first lockdown, are being abandoned now, particularly given the ongoing health risk.“Since the start of the health crisis in France, 397 of our colleagues have tested positive for Covid and 25 of them have been hospitalized,” according to Régis Vieceli, a CGT union delegate for garbage collectors: The protesting sanitation workers are also opposing legislation to transform the country’s civil service, which paves the way for reductions in public spending and could lead to layoffs. They are also worried that the city may be moving towards privatization of the service, Vieceli said.…
Among the questions city officials have yet to answer is whether they intend to put garbage collectors “under surveillance” via GPS, as has been rumored:
It is not clear now when the strike – which also poses health hazards for Paris over the 3,000 tons of waste the city produces every day – will end. Sanitation workers went on strike in January and February against planned pension reforms, and six out of seven waste incineration plants in Paris were closed:
Promising a ‘reset’ is in the works, Trudeau expanded on the enigmatic ‘Build Back Better’ slogan that has surfaced on the lips of politicians and NGOs worldwide. Initially broadcast in late September, the speech saw him pledge $400 million to global humanitarian aid projects:
“Building back better means giving support to the most vulnerable while maintaining our momentum on reaching the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the [Sustainable Development Goals],” the PM said, referencing the UN’s Agenda 2030, another bête noire of conspiracy researchers who believe it represents the blueprint for global totalitarian government.
Apparently thrown off balance by the Great Reset being a “real thing,” viewers rushed to look it up, sending searches for the term soaring on Google.
Self-styled Great Reset ‘experts’ took the opportunity to share their conclusions with the curious…
Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum (part of the United Nations network) says the Fourth Industrial Revolution (part of the Great Reset agenda) will “lead to a fusion of our physical, digital and biological identity”
1. Neoliberalism is ‘done’ because the parasitic Ponzi scheme is collapsing
2. Unless the ‘parasites’ crack down they’ll lose control
3. ‘The Great Reset’ is the plan for the final overthrow of democracy
But he talks about ‘trust’, because that’s what deceivers do pic.twitter.com/574XY13SWx
While some believe Covid-19 was deliberately unleashed to usher in the Great Reset, others think the WEF and the ruling classes have merely seized on the pandemic as the perfect opportunity to impose their plan on populations unlikely to embrace it if they had a choice.
Many were cautious about diving down the Reset rabbit hole while acknowledging that an unusually large number of world leaders and NGO directors were speaking in similar terms: US president-elect Joe Biden’s campaign slogan was “Build Back Better,” while UK PM Boris Johnson announced months ago that his country would use the coronavirus as an opportunity to “build back better.”
Macron and Merkel also said something along the same lines
In the text of his “Great Reset” book, Schwab calls for global leaders to seize the opportunity presented by the Covid-19 pandemic to remake society in their image and declares the world will “never” return to normal – even though the disease itself does not “pose a new existential threat” to humanity: Trudeau, Biden, Johnson, and other powerful figures like the UK’s Prince Charles have lent their support to the program in recent months, declaring the Covid-19 pandemic represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine society:
#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: Every year around this time, the Earth passes through the dusty trail of debris left by the comet Tempel-Tuttle. The Leonids are one of our most reliable meteor shows every year. As long as skies are clear and you are patient, you will almost certainly catch a few shooting stars! …………..Current predictions are for about 10-15 meteors per hour this year: A few tips on how to best view the Leonids tonight: CBSlocal.Com/
First off, the Leonids stream from the constellation Leo, which unfortunately doesn’t rise above the eastern horizon until well after midnight: So, while you may see a few meteors early tonight, your best shot would be between 2 a.m. and dawn:
Find an area with as little artificial light pollution as possible. Set up the lawn chair, lie back and focus on one section of night sky (preferably facing either northeast or southeast). Dress warmly and be patient! Oh, and don’t blink! The Leonids are one of the fastest moving meteors you will see here on Earth, clocking in at an astounding 44 miles per second!
And a quick note, every 33 years, when the comet makes a return visit, we have the chance at a stunning show with as many as 100 or more meteors per hour: The last such occurrence was back in 1998, we will get another shot in 2031 (so, mark your calendars!)…..
Of course, I’d be remiss if I left you without a forecast for tonight! Skies will be mainly clear for the first half of the night, with some higher clouds streaming in before dawn: Likely not enough to ruin the show for most of you. Temperatures will be chilly, dropping through the 30s overnight with winds out of the west, slowly decreasing by dawn:
#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: According to Joseph Cox, reporting for Motherboard at Vice: The most popular app among a group Motherboard analyzed connected to this sort of data sale is a Muslim prayer and Quran app that has more than 98 million downloads worldwide. Others include a Muslim dating app, a popular Craigslist app, an app for following storms, and a “level” app that can be used to help, for example, install shelves in a bedroom:
How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps: https://www.vice.com/en/article/jgqm5x/us-military-location-data-xmode-locate-x
Through public records, interviews with developers, and technical analysis, Motherboard uncovered two separate, parallel data streams that the U.S. military uses, or has used, to obtain location data: One relies on a company called Babel Street, which creates a product called Locate X. U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), a branch of the military tasked with counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and special reconnaissance, bought access to Locate X to assist on overseas special forces operations. The other stream is through a company called X-Mode, which obtains location data directly from apps, then sells that data to contractors, and by extension, the military:
The news highlights the opaque location data industry and the fact that the U.S. military, which has infamously used other location data to target drone strikes, is purchasing access to sensitive data. Many of the users of apps involved in the data supply chain are Muslim, which is notable considering that the United States has waged a decades-long war on predominantly Muslim terror groups in the Middle East, and has killed hundreds of thousands of civilians during its military operations in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Motherboard does not know of any specific operations in which this type of app-based location data has been used by the U.S. military:
The apps sending data to X-Mode include Muslim Pro, an app that reminds users when to pray and what direction Mecca is in relation to the user’s current location: The app has been downloaded over 50 million times on Android according to the Google Play Store, and over 98 million in total across other platforms including iOS, according to Muslim Pro’s website:
#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: GitHub, a code-hosting repository, had previously removed the library from its portal after it received a controversial DMCA takedown request from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on October 23:
In a DMCA takedown letter, RIAA argued that the library was being used to “circumvent the technological protection measures used by authorized streaming services such as YouTube” and to allow users to “reproduce and distribute music videos and sound recordings […] without authorization.” RIAA also noted that the project’s source code “expressly suggests its use to copy and/or distribute the following copyrighted works.” More specifically, RIAA used Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to claim that the youtube-dl library was breaking copyright by providing a tool to circumvent copyrighted material — even if the youtube-dl library didn’t contain copyright-infringing code itself:
But in a blog post today: GitHub said the library did not actually break Section 1201 of the DMCA, citing a letter it received from Electronic Frontier Foundation lawyers, who to take up the youtube-dl project’s case. In the letter, the EFF team explained that Google does not have any technical measures in place to prevent the download of its videos — all of which need to be made freely available to all kinds of apps, browsers, smart TVs, and more. Hence, EFF lawyers argued that the library could never be taken down under Section 1201 of the DMCA since the library doesn’t actually circumvent any sort of copyright protection system in the first place:
#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: Both nations followed through on their recent warnings they would block the budget proposal, including a €750 billion coronavirus rescue package, over their concerns that a ‘rule of law’ provision would interfere with their domestic judiciary systems: Sebastian Fischer, spokesperson for the German Presidency of the EU Council, which had overseen the budget process, announced the budget’s failure by saying that “EU Ambassadors could not reach the necessary unanimity…due to reservations expressed by two member states.”
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s spokesperson Zoltan Kovacs explained the veto, stating “our stance has been clear all along.” Addressing the EU’s accusations that this veto will result in a crisis situation emerging, Kovacs defended the move by arguing “the burden of responsibility rests with those who have given rise to this situation in spite of [Hungary’s] well-articulated stance.”
1/2 Hungary’s veto of the EU budget: It wasn’t Hungary that altered its stance and position. Our stance has been clear all along. Prior to attending the debate on the MFF/Next Generation, PM Orbán received a mandate from the HUN Parliament on the direction we must take.
Poland’s ambassador to the EU presented a similar position, rejecting the political agreement due to the “conditionality mechanism in the EU.”
The country’s deputy minister of foreign affairs, Pawel Jablonski, told Polska Agencja Prasowa “there can be no consent to the mechanism in this form,” as it would result in “granting the European Commission power” that is “inconsistent with the treaties and previous arrangements.”
The EU has not made clear what the next steps will be to secure a budget, with a senior diplomat simply stating that the bloc will need to “take stock” before proceeding: However, Spain’s minister of economy and business, Nadia Calvino, expressed optimism that the issue will be resolved in the coming days, without elaborating if concessions would be made: While there is no agreement between the 27 member states, the projects that are set to be financed by the budget will be left without funds and the post-Covid economic recovery plan will not be able to proceed.
#AceHealthReport – Nov.16: The Cambridge-based company said its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data from the company’s still ongoing study. A week ago, competitor Pfizer Inc. announced its own COVID-19 vaccine appeared similarly effective — news that puts both companies on track to seek permission within weeks for emergency use in the U.S:
Moderna’s Work on a COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate | Moderna, Inc……. https://www.modernatx.com/modernas-work-potential-vaccine-against-covid-19
Dr. Stephen Hoge, Moderna’s president, welcomed the “really important milestone” but said having similar results from two different companies is what’s most reassuring: ” That should give us all hope that actually a vaccine is going to be able to stop this pandemic and hopefully get us back to our lives,” Hoge told The Associated Press.
” It won’t be Moderna alone that solves this problem: It’s going to require many vaccines” to meet the global demand, he added ”
A vaccine can’t come fast enough, as virus cases topped 11 million in the U.S. over the weekend — 1 million of them recorded in just the past week: The pandemic has killed more than 1.3 million people worldwide, more than 245,000 of them in the U.S: Still, if the Food and Drug Administration allows emergency use of Moderna’s or Pfizer’s candidates, there will be limited, rationed supplies before the end of the year. Both require people to get two shots, several weeks apart
#AceNewsReport – Nov.16: A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported 1:28 a.m. Monday in Loma Linda, according to the U.S. Geological Survey………The earthquake occurred less than a mile from Redlands, one mile from San Bernardino and two miles from Colton:
In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby:
An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three year data sample.
#AceHealthReport – Nov.15: Israel has signed a formal agreement of intent with US pharma giant Pfizer for some eight million doses of its coronavirus vaccine candidate – if and when it is approved and the company starts supplying it to foreign customers: Pfizer could receive a front payment of over $35 million as early as next week, even though the agreement does not include any commitment to actually supply the vaccine, Ynet reports. The remaining $200+ million will be paid once some 8 million jabs are shipped, but if the increased demand in the US or other ‘circumstances’ prevent Pfizer from fulfilling the order, Tel Aviv expects a refund:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the Israeli Health Ministry, Pfizer and its CEO Albert Bourla personally for his relentless work to seal the deal, marking a “great day for the State of Israel and a great day on the way to our victory over the coronavirus.”
Our national mission is to enable a vaccine for every person in Israel, whoever wants one – without exception.
Netanyahu added that he was in talks with other countries and world leaders too, “to ensure that we will receive the vaccine together with the leading countries around the world and that we will not get pushed back in line.”
In the meantime, he urged Israelis to show some patience and obey the government’s anti-Covid directives and rules, acknowledging that “months will pass until the vaccines arrive, assuming that they will be approved.”
#AceNewsReport – Nov.15: Deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station responded to the location after a call about unknown trouble. When they arrived, deputies got in contact with a man later identified as 43-year-old Jose Alfredo Gonzalez, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release: Gonzalez was armed with a weapon and had started threatening authorities, officials said:
“ While waiting for additional units to arrive on scene, the suspect shot multiple rounds at the deputies from the interior of a home,” the Sheriff’s Department said. “The deputies took cover behind their vehicles, and the suspect continued to shoot at the deputies.”
Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to assist the deputies, including the Chino Police Department: Ontario Police Department, Corona Police Department and Riverside Police Department: Both Corona and Ontario police arrived with armored rescue vehicles and helped remove deputies from the shooter’s line of fire, officials said: Three children were inside the house with the shooter, and one of the armored vehicles approached the home to help them get out when Gonzalez appeared at the doorway and another deputy-involved shooting occurred, authorities said: Gonzalez was arrested and taken to a local hospital for a non-life threatening injury, authorities said: The children were unharmed and removed from the home, where officials found multiple weapons, according to the news release:
“Gonzalez will be booked into jail for multiple counts of attempted murder on a Peace Officer, three counts of child endangerment, domestic violence and false imprisonment,” the Sheriff’s Department said: Meanwhile, the deputies involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave under the Department’s policy, officials said: The involved deputies’ names have not been released. The investigation is ongoing and no further details were available.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Investigator James Dickey at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Del Haro at 951-955-5400.
” Several hundred thousand Ring doorbells have been recalled,” reports People, “following reports of the devices catching fire.”………Ring, an Amazon smart home brand, has received 85 incident reports of incorrect doorbell screws installed, with 23 of those igniting and resulting in minor property damage. The company has also received eight reports of minor burns:
” The video doorbell’s battery can overheat when the incorrect screws are used for installation, posing fire and burn hazards,” the CPSC’s notice said ”
The $100 Rings being recalled were sold online at amazon.com and ring.com from June 2020 to October 2020 with the model number 5UM5E5. On Ring’s company support website, consumers can enter their model and serial number printed on the back of their Ring and see if their doorbell is part of the recall:
#AceNewsReport – Nov.15: Prestige Software’s “Cloud Hospitality” is used by hotels to integrate their reservation systems with online booking websites like Expedia and Booking.com. The incident has affected 24.4 GB worth of data in total, according to the security team at Website Planet, which uncovered the bucket: Many of the records contain data for multiple hotel guests that were grouped together on a single reservation; thus, the number of people exposed is likely well over the 10 million, researchers said. Some of the records go back to 2013, the team determined — but the bucket was still “live” and in use when it was discovered this month. “The company was storing years of credit-card data from hotel guests and travel agents without any protection in place, putting millions of people at risk of fraud and online attacks,” according to the firm, in a recent notice on the issue. “The S3 bucket contained over 180,000 records from August 2020 alone….”
The records contain a raft of information, Website Planet said, including full names, email addresses, national ID numbers and phone numbers of hotel guests; card numbers, cardholder names, CVVs and expiration dates; and reservation details, such as the total cost of hotel reservations, reservation number, dates of a stay, special requests made by guests, number of people, guest names and more: The exposure affects a wide number of platforms, with data related to reservations made through Amadeus, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotelbeds, Omnibees, Sabre and more….
A too-large percentage of cloud databases containing highly sensitive information are publicly available, an analysis in September found. The study from Comparitch showed that 6 percent of all Google Cloud buckets are misconfigured and left open to the public internet, for anyone to access their contents: