The Hyatt Hotel chain hit by second breach this year

The Hyatt Hotel chain has warned customers that their data may have been compromised for a second time.

In a statement on the website, the firm says:
“Upon discovery, we launched a comprehensive investigation to understand what happened and how this occurred, which included engaging leading third-party experts, payment card networks, and authorities,”

“The incident affected payment card information – cardholder name, card number, expiration date and internal verification code – from cards manually entered or swiped at the front desk of certain Hyatt-managed locations. There is no indication that any other information was involved.”

“The incident affected payment card information – cardholder name, card number, expiration date and internal verification code – from cards manually entered or swiped at the front desk of certain Hyatt-managed locations. There is no indication that any other information was involved.”

This is the second time this year that a data breach has occurred for the company. Its computer systems were hacked, infecting payment terminals with malware, which consequently tapped people’s credit card numbers. The details could then be used to clone cards.

The firm has recommended that customers check their transaction history on their bank statements in case their bank details have been used.


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