Monday 18 January 2016

Credit-Card-Stealing Malware: A Malware That Hit Hyatt Hotels

Credit-Card-Stealing Malware

Credit-Card-Stealing Malware: A Malware That Hit Hyatt Hotels

BALTIMORE (WJZ)- According to the post on company’s website the investigation has been done on a malware that hits hundred of Hyatt Hotels.

Three hotels in Maryland were among those affected including, Hyatt Regency Baltimore (Aug. 13, 2015 – December 8, 2015), Hyatt Regency Bethesda ( Aug. 13, 2015 – October 14, 2015) and Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort along with the 100 hotels in United States.

The company also says that a small percentage of the at-risk cards were used at spas, golf shops, parking, and a limited number of front desks, or provided to a sales office during this time period.

According to the company “this malware is designed for the purpose of retrieving  the payment card data like cardholder name, card number, expiration date and internal verification codes ” 

Chuck Floyd, global president of operations for Hyatt said that

“Protecting customer information is critically important to Hyatt, and we take the security of customer data very seriously. We have been working tirelessly to complete our investigation, and we now have more complete information that we want to share so that customers can take steps to protect themselves. Additionally, we want to assure customers that we took steps to strengthen the security of our systems in order to help prevent this from happening in the future.”

Hyatt encourages customers to review their payment card account statements and report any unauthorized charges.

Sources: toptiding, baltimore.cbslocal


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