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Hackers Steal Hotel Credit Card Data

DATA LOSS—U.S.

June 25, 2010

Hackers broke into the computer system of a luxury hotel chain and, over a three-month period, stole the credit card information of hundreds of guests, ABC News reports. More than 700 guests of Colorado-based Destination Hotels and Resorts were affected, according to the report. "The losses right now are probably in the hundreds of thousands," said Austin, TX, Police Department Sgt. Matt Greer. "I think each loss is averaging about two or three thousand dollars." Austin police began investigating after receiving complaints from residents about erroneous credit card charges.
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