250 Hyatt hotels infected by malware

250 Hyatt hotels infected by malware
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Hotel chain Hyatt on Thursday said it found malicious software in about 250 of its hotels that may have exposed customers’ personal information, according to ABC News.

The chain, which encompasses 627 hotels, announced in December that it had discovered malware in its systems.


The malware was designed to collect payment data — like credit card numbers and expiration dates — as the data was routed through the company’s payment processing systems, according to a statement posted on Hyatt’s website.

The company said Thursday there is no indication any other customer information was affected. About 100 of the affected hotels are in the U.S.

Hyatt is the fourth hotel chain to acknowledge a hack 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. Starwood insisted no information was stolen from its 54 compromised hotels.

In October, the Trump Hotel Collection, owned by Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' 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.