Drury Hotels Company | October 2, 2019
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 1, 2019 -- Drury Hotels announced on May 24, 2019 that it was notifying certain guests of a security incident that occurred on the network of a third-party technology service provider. The incident involved information related to transactions made through some third-party online booking websites. Despite the service provider's assurances that the incident only involved transactions sent through the service provider's network between December 29, 2017 and March 13, 2019, the service provider has now informed Drury Hotels that transactions between December 28, 2017 and June 2, 2019 are involved. After the service provider...
Hospitality Upgrade | August 22, 2019
HU talks with Bob Diachenko, the cybersecurity expert who discovered the breach, about steps hotels can take to prevent data incidents By Fran Worrall, Hospitality Upgrade Another data breach has hit the hospitality industry, this time affecting approximately 700,000 records belonging to lodging industry giant Choice Hotels International. The Maryland-based company franchises and handles bookings for more than 7,000 properties around the globe, including such brands as Ascend Hotel Collection, Cambria Hotels, Clarion, Comfort, Econo Lodge, MainStay Suites, Roadway Inn, Sleep Inn and Woodspring Suites. According to a statement relea...
IHG Notifies Guests of Payment Card Incident at IHG-Branded Franchise Hotel Locations in the Americas Region
IHG | April 17, 2017
ATLANTA, April 17, 2017-- IHG values the relationship it has with its guests and understands the importance of protecting payment card data. Many IHG-branded locations are independently owned and operated franchises, and certain of these franchisee operated locations in the Americas were made aware by payment card networks of patterns of unauthorized charges occurring on payment cards after they were legitimately used at their locations. To ensure an efficient and effective response, IHG hired a leading cyber security firm on behalf of franchisees to coordinate an examination of the payment card processing systems of franchise hotel loc...
August 24, 2016
Hotel Defenders, LLC is introducing a solution that solves two long-standing and inter-related problems in the hospitality market: growing cyber security threats and disorganized, undocumented Back Office closets. Cyber Security Threats: Volume credit card usage, high staff turnover, large amounts of stored personal information, and a complex ecosystem make the hospitality industry a major target for cybercriminals. Within the last few years, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Mandarin Oriental, Omni Hotels and Resorts, Trump Hotels, and White Lodging have all suffered high profile, large scale data breaches that exposed the personal and cred...
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