Hyatt Hotels hit by hackers

Hyatt Hotels hit by hackers
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Hyatt Hotels Corporation said late Wednesday that malicious software had infiltrated the company’s payment processing system, a development that makes the famous brand the latest addition to a rapidly growing list of breached hospitality firms.

The company did not say how many of its 627 hotels the malware had affected. Leading security firm FireEye has been brought in to investigate the breach, Reuters reported.

“Hyatt has taken steps to strengthen the security of its systems, and customers can feel confident using payment cards at Hyatt hotels worldwide,” the company said in a statement.

The hotel chain — controlled by the Pritzker family, which includes Commerce Secretary Penny PritzkerPenny Sue PritzkerTrump transportation chief to join Biden for jobs event DeVos should ‘persist’ despite liberal opposition Indiana teachers hold sit-in to demand Young recuse himself from DeVos vote MORE — cautioned that the investigation was still ongoing. Hyatt customers should review their payment card accounts for any suspicious activities, the company added.

Hyatt is the third hotel chain to acknowledge a hack in the last month, and the fourth since October.

In late November, both Hilton Worldwide and Starwood Hotels & Resorts said hackers had infiltrated their payment systems.

Hilton said sensitive information on customers’ credit and debit cards was potentially exposed during a four-month period. But Starwood insisted that no information was stolen from its 54 compromised hotels.

In October, the Trump Hotel Collection, owned by GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE, confirmed it had uncovered a data breach at seven of its locations. Customer data was exposed for more than a year, the company said.