Hotel Systems Hacked
DATA LOSSSeptember 10, 2010
Computerworld reports that HEI Hospitality, the owner of Marriott, Sheraton, Westin and other hotel brands, is the latest in a growing number of operators to announce a breach of its point-of-sale system. HEI sent letters to 3,400 customers informing them that their credit card data may have been compromised when hackers intruded on several of its hotels' payment systems between March and April of this year. According to the report, an HEI spokesman said there is no evidence that any of the exposed data has been misused, and the company is offering affected customers one year of free credit monitoring.