Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced it recently discovered malware used to steal credit card data on its payment processing systems.
The Hyatt Hotels Corporation is the last victim of cyber criminals using PoS malware. The company announced Wednesday that a malware has infected its payment systems.
According to the official announcement issued by Hyatt the company is still investigating the incident, at the time I was writing it is still unclear if the malicious code has stolen credit card information from customers and how many customers have been impacted.
“We recently identified malware on computers that operate the payment processing systems for Hyatt-managed locations. As soon as we discovered the activity, we launched an investigation and engaged leading third-party cyber security experts.” states a message published on the company web site.
“The investigation is ongoing, and updates will be posted here at www.hyatt.com/protectingourcustomers. We have taken steps to strengthen the security of our systems, and customers can feel confident using payment cards at Hyatt hotels worldwide.”
Hyatt has taken steps to improve the security of its systems, the message wants to reassure the customers about security of payment systems at Hyatt hotels worldwide.
Hyatt is warning its customers to monitor their bank accounts looking for unauthorized charges, as always, it is essential to review payment card account statements closely and promptly any suspicious operation.
Customers who want to have more information can visit www.hyatt.com/protectingourcustomers or call 1-877-218-3036 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-814-201-3665 (International) from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.