Data Breach at Hyatt Hotels

December 28, 2015, Written By Natalie Rutledge
BIRMINGHAM UK - APRIL 19 2013: Hyatt hotel in Birmingham UK. Hyatt Hotels Corporation was founded in 1957 and in 2014 had 587 properties.

On December 23, Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced it had identified malware on its computers that process payments, which means customer credit card information may have been stolen.

While the company has not yet provided details on whether any information was taken, it is advising customers who have stayed at any Hyatt location to review their credit card accounts.

In its statement, the company assured customers it “has taken steps to strengthen the security of its systems, and customers can feel confident using payment cards at Hyatt hotels worldwide.”

As soon as the activity was discovered, Hyatt began an investigation and hired third-party cyber security experts.  The investigation is still ongoing, but Hyatt will continue to post updates on its website.

Hyatt operates 627 properties in 52 countries.

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Natalie Rutledge majored in Communications at Mississippi State University. She was in sales for a number of businesses and spent nine years working as a communications advisor to various entities. Natalie can be contacted directly at [email protected]
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