An Amadeus data breach that some reports say exposed
high-ranking Israeli government officials' travel information has been fixed, the company said.
Amadeus said the breach occurred in a system used by its
business in Israel. The company does not believe data related to other markets
"Amadeus was made aware of a vulnerability in one of
the systems used by our business in Israel. Our security teams took immediate
action to address the configuration flaw which is now fixed," Amadeus said
in a statement. "The configuration flaw, which allowed unauthorized access
to information used for a loyalty scheme for travel agencies, and is not related
to reservations and ticketing, was discovered by a security researcher."
The Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist reported
that the data breach exposed travel information for high-ranking Israeli
officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. That report has been
cited by multiple other media outlets, including the Times of Israel.
Amadeus said it is investigating the breach, "but there
is no evidence to suggest that the data has been accessed by anyone other than
the security researcher who reported his findings to the Israeli authorities.
"At Amadeus, we give security the highest priority and
are constantly monitoring and updating all of our products and systems."