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Hilton investigates hack claims

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The Hilton Hotel group has possibly been the victim of a credit card hack through its chain of shops and gift outlets, which it is currently investigating. The security breach is away from the hotel’s main booking system and seems to have occurred during a three month period earlier in… Read more »

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FTC can take action against Wyndham hotels for security failures

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A US court has declared that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has capacity to prosecute the hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Corp for failing to protect the personal data of its customers. Wyndham was the victim of three consecutive data attacks in 2008 and 2009 in which its computer systems were… Read more »

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Credit card breach at Trump hotel chain

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It has recently been discovered that a chain of hotels owned by entrepreneur and billionaire Donald Trump fell victim to a credit card security breach. Several US banks revealed that fraudulent activity occurred using credit and debit cards at Trump hotels nearly six months ago. Under continued pressure from the… Read more »

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Hotel chain loses credit card data to hackers

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Luxury hotel chain Mandarin Oriental has recently confirmed that 45 of its hotels in Europe and the US have been hit by point-of-sale malware. This has resulted in the loss of credit card data, the extent of which is not yet confirmed. A spokesperson for the chain explained, “While the… Read more »

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Hotel franchise sparks investigation into spate of fraud

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White Lodging, a company that maintains hotel franchises under nationwide brands including Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton and Westin appears to have suffered a data breach that exposed credit and debit card information of thousands of guests throughout much of 2013. White Lodging is now investigating a potential security breach involoving customers’ payment information. Security blogger, Brian Krebs… Read more »

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