Malware on payment chain Hyatt stole credit card information

Dec

25

2015

Hotel chain Hyatt warns customers that it has recently found malware on his payment. The chain recommends keeping users on their credit card statements closely and to check for unauthorized transfers.

The malware was on computers that manage the payment processing systems and Hyatt has the malicious code “recently” discovered. Reuters cites the hotel chain November 30 as date-specific discovery but it is unclear how long the malware was already on the system. The company’s security experts FireEye been retained and doing further research.

In the meantime, the company recommends that customers who stayed at hotels to check their statements for suspicious transfers. It is not known whether actual abuse of credit cards is made and how many customers it would go.

Hyatt has a total of 627 hotels worldwide but it is unclear whether all those hotels affected by the malware. It is the fourth hotel chain which is struggling with credit card-stealing malware. Previously made Hilton, Starwood and Trump similar warnings known.

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