Stay at a Hyatt hotel recently? Your card may be compromised
- Written by arounddb, 15 January 2016
Hackers managed to compromise payment cards used at 250 Hyatt Hotels locations in around 50 countries after infecting the company’s payment processing systems with malware.
Two days ago, Hyatt published the full list of affected locations. If you stayed at one of these Hyatt hotels between Aug 13 and Dec 8, 2015, your credit card may have been compromised!
Most of the potentially compromised cards were used at restaurants in the affected locations, but a small percentage were used at spas, golf shops, parking systems, front desks and sales offices.
The malware installed on the company’s computers was designed to capture payment card details like cardholder names, card numbers, expiration dates and verification codes when passed from the affected locations to the payment processing systems.
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong in Sha Tin, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong and Kowloon Hyatt Regency in Tsim Sha Tsui were among 250 affected hotels worldwide. The malware also affected one hotel in Macau.
We still don't know how many clients have been affected by this fraud.
The company is the latest in a long string of organizations whose payment systems were infected with malware in recent years. Other companies from the hospitality industry that suffered similar breaches include Hilton Worldwide, Mandarin Oriental and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
if you suspect that your card's data might have been stolen, you should go through your card statements to check for any suspicious transactions.
For more information, visit http://www.hyatt.com/protectingourcustomers/
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