Travelers’ Information at Risk, More Hotels Hacked


Travelers’ Information at Risk, More Hotels Hacked

California Attorney General’s Office Reports Hotel Data Hacks
Hotel chains including the Westin, Marriot, Hyatt, and Intercontinental report hacking incidents dating as far back as March 1, 2015.  This report adds to a growing list of other hotels also compromised (Trump Hotels, Hilton, Mandarin Oriental and White Lodgings properties).  In all, 20 properties owned by HEI Hotels & Resorts reported the breach.  The company provided a list of properties involved in the attack to the California Attorney General’s office

What Happened
The credit card processor for HEI alerted the company of a potential security incident. Based upon an extensive forensic investigation, it appears that unauthorized individuals installed malicious software on its payment processing systems (POS).  The software was designed to capture payment card information as it was routed through the POS (Point of Sale) systems.
Hotel guests in any of the aforementioned hotels should check their credit card statements for any irregularities. 

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