Hotel Reports Potential Breach
DATA LOSS—U.S.March 8, 2010
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles is offering free credit monitoring services for customers whose payment card information may have been exposed. A letter on the Westin's Web site alerts customers that hackers may have accessed the point-of-sale systems for the hotel's four restaurants and its valet parking operation. Hotel officials contacted law enforcement after discovering that customer payment card information--including names, card numbers and expiration dates--may have been exposed between April and December, Computerworld reports. Concerned guests are "encouraged to review their statements from that time period," hotel officials said. They are also encouraged to place a fraud alert on their credit files.