Sunday, 22 November 2015

Starwood Hotels Hit By Malware Infection

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has declared that 54 of its hotels in North America have been infected with malware which have had unauthorized access to credit card information. The malware has been detected in payment in souvenir shops, restaurants, and other retail outlets.

The 54 compromised hotels are located throughout the United States and Canada. The complete list is here published. The hotels have been infected from November 2014 until June 30 of this year.

Data created booty include customer names, credit card numbers, security codes and expiration dates. Starwood declares that there has been no access to customer data such as addresses, dates of stay and called loyalty card information.

To Starwood Hotels & Resorts include the Sheraton, Westin, and W Hotels but also hotels like the Palace Hotel in San Francisco and the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando.

Starwood recommends that customers who have visited the affected hotels urgently to keep their bank statements closely. Claims to have Starwood after the malware has been removed taken extra security measures to prevent such an attack occur again.

It is certainly not the first time, and it probably will not be the last time, which has become a victim of a chain called Point of Sale malware infection. Similar attacks have in recent months also discovered at the Hilton and Trump hotels.

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