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Choice Hotels Notifies Guests of Inadvertent Disclosure Issue

Choice Hotels | December 2, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 2, 2019 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has taken steps to address and notify guests of an issue involving inadvertent disclosure of certain guest information to third parties with whom Choice has business relationships.  While most guests involved have been contacted already, the company is issuing this press release to alert the small number it could not identify.  The issue occurred very infrequently from June 2015 – March 2016 (likely less than 25 times), but information to identify specific guests involved during this timeframe is unavailable.  Overall, this issue occurred approximately 88,000 t...

October: A Month Dedicated to Cybersecurity

Vizergy | October 21, 2019

Halloween isn’t the only spooky theme in October. The witches, goblins, and ghouls have to share this month with something just as scary… cybersecurity hackers. Recognized every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. Cybersecurity: What is it? Cybersecurity is the protection against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data. Cybersecurity threats can come from various channels, such as phishing attack...

Drury Hotels Provides Update Regarding Third-Party Service Provider Security Incident

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...

Choice Hotels Breach a Good Reminder of Data Security Best Practices

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...

Marriott Provides Update on Starwood Database Security Incident

Marriott | January 4, 2019

Marriott today is providing an update on the number of guests whose passport numbers and payment card numbers were involved in the Starwood reservations database security incident announced by the company on November 30, 2018. Working closely with its internal and external forensics and analytics investigation team, Marriott determined that the total number of guest records involved in this incident is less than the initial disclosure. Also, the number of payment cards and passport numbers involved is a relatively small percentage of the overall total records involved. "We want to provide our customers and partners with updates based on...

Sabre Discloses Hotel Reservations System Security Breach

Sabre | May 4, 2017

SOUTHLAKE, Texas – May, 2017 – Sabre disclosed in our May 2, 2017 10-Q filing that we are investigating an incident of unauthorized access to payment information contained in a subset of hotel reservations processed through our Hospitality Solutions SynXis Central Reservations system. We have engaged Mandiant, an independent third-party cybersecurity expert, to support our investigation and have also notified law enforcement. The unauthorized access has been shut off and there is no evidence of continued unauthorized activity. There is no reason to believe that any other Sabre systems beyond SynXis Central Reservations have ...

IHG® Notifies Guests of Payment Card Incident at 12 Properties in the Americas

IHG | February 6, 2017

ATLANTA, Feb. 6, 2017 -- IHG® values the relationship it has with its guests and understands the importance of protecting payment card data. On Dec. 28, 2016, IHG reported it was conducting an investigation after receiving a report of unauthorized charges occurring on some payment cards that were used at a small number of U.S. hotel properties. IHG hired leading cyber security firms to examine the payment card processing systems for the hotels that it manages in the Americas region. Based on the investigation, IHG is providing notification to guests who used their payment card at restaurants and bars of 12 company managed properties...

HEI Hotels & Resorts Provides Notice of Data Breach

HEI Hotels & Resorts | August 15, 2016

HEI Hotels & Resorts ("HEI") recently became aware of a security incident possibly affecting the personal information of some customers who made payment card purchases at point-of-sale terminals, such as food and beverage outlets, at certain HEI managed properties. As a precaution, we are providing this notice, on behalf of our hotel property owners, to make potentially affected customers aware of the incident and call their attention to steps they can take to help protect themselves. We take the security of personal information very seriously, and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or concern this incident may cause. What Ha...

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