Also Dutch Hyatt hotels were affected by malware

Jan

16

2016

Payment systems of the two Hyatt hotels in Netherlands were infected with malware, giving credit card details of customers could be intercepted. A total of 318 systems were infected worldwide hotels, according to a list of the hotel chain.

Hyatt on a Web page in response to their own research more information on the malware, which came to light in December. There is also a list drawn up in all hotels that were affected, together with the dates when possibly credit card details are intercepted. In most cases the malware could do his work between August 13 and December 8 2015. In some locations the malware was active since July 30, 2015. The list shows that payment of the two Hyatt hotels in Netherlands were infected with malware.

According to Hyatt, the criminals with malware the name of the credit card holders, card numbers, expiration dates and verification codes can intercept. The hotel chain says to send letters and emails to affected customers whose details are known. Customers affected are eligible for one year of free use of the Protector service of CSID. Hyatt has an arrangement with the provider of fraud detection to ensure that.

According to the chain’s credit card data could be intercepted especially in the restaurants. In a smaller number of cases were data on spas, golf shops, parking and bar’s fallen prey to malware.

End of December, the chain announced the payment systems were infected with malware, giving credit card information by criminals captured. Was not yet known how many of the 627 Hyatt hotels worldwide were affected and how long the malicious software could do his job. Earlier also attacked hotels of the brands Hilton, Starwood and Trump prey to similar intrusions.

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