E&T news story: hackers target hotels via point-of-sale systems
A cyber security new story from E&T online
At least 20 establishments run by HEI Hotels and Resorts, including Hyatt, Marriott, Starwood and Intercontinental hotels, have been attacked by hackers using targeted malware.
Hotels in 10 US states and the District of Columbia may have been targeted by hackers for months, operator HEI Hotels & Resorts has said. Data from customers may have been collected from early December through to late June.
At some properties, data collection may have begun as early as March 2015 at hotel locations where people bought food or drinks. The firm said that once it found out about the problem it transitioned payment card processing to a stand-alone system that is completely separate from the rest of its network.