Hyatt Hotels gets cyber intruder…again

first_img 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Hyatt, the hotel operator, is alerting its customers that it was hit with a credit card breach, marking the second big breach in a few years.According to a news report, Hyatt said its security staff found signs that there was unauthorized access to payment card information from those that were manually entered or swiped at check-in at the front desk. It happened in Hyatt-managed hotels between March 18 and July 2 of this year, said the report.“Upon discovery, we launched a comprehensive investigation to understand what happened and how this occurred, which included engaging leading third-party experts, payment card networks and authorities,” the company said in a statement. “Hyatt’s layers of defense and other cybersecurity measures helped to identify and resolve the issue … this incident affects a small percentage of total payment cards used at the affected hotels during the at-risk dates.”The data breach impacted payment card data that included the cardholder’s name, card number, expiration data and verification code. There are no signs that other personal information was compromised, noted the report. continue reading »last_img

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