Airbnb hosts’ personal data, including addresses and the codes to rental homes, were probably exposed to other users when an IT glitch redirected users to another users’ inbox rather than their own.

The error was reported by a number of users, who compared experiences on Reddit.

Airbnb has not yet commented, although it has privately confirmed there was an issue and does “not believe any personal information was misused and at no point was payment information accessible”. The ICO has not been informed of any data breach.

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