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Hackers broke into payment systems services 20 major hotels

Hackers broke into payment systems services 20 major hotels

by sigismund » 2016-08-15 11:39:44


In the wrong hands could get customer names, numbers and dates of expiration of the payment card security codes.


System of payment hotel chains Marriott, Hyatt, Intercontinental and Starwood, which is managed by HEI Hotels & Resorts have become victims of the leakage of Bank customer data.

As informs news Agency Reuters referring to the representative of the HEI Hotels & Resorts Chris Daley (Chris Daly), malicious software for PoS-terminals were detected in mid-June of the current year in the payment systems used to pay for services in restaurants, bars, spas, shops and other institutions located on the territory of the hotels. It is assumed that the malware was operational from March 2015.

Currently, the experts are assessing the scale of lost data. According to Daley, in the wrong hands could get customer names, numbers and dates of expiration of the payment card security codes. According to experts, the number of transactions reaches about twenty thousand. As noted by the representative of the HEI Hotels & Resorts, it is difficult to estimate the exact number of casualties in the incident because the hotels could use the card several times.

The incident may be linked to hacker attack on Oracle, in which criminals compromised more than 700 systems. We will remind, earlier it became known about hacking portal technical support for businesses using a PoS system MICROS. Experts of the company found and removed malicious code from a number of legacy systems MICROS. According to some, the first Hyatt-branded hotel used PoS system MICROS since 2003, and the Marriott network - 2013.
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