Starwood Hotels Hit With PoS Malware, Payment Card Info Exposed

More than 50 Sheraton, Westin, other hotel chains in North America affected.

‘Tis the season for retail breaches: Starwood Hotels today announced that malware was found on more than 50 of its hotels in North America, exposing payment card information. 

“Based on the investigation, we discovered that the point of sale systems at certain Starwood hotels were infected with malware, enabling unauthorized parties to access payment card data of some of our customers. We want you to know that the affected hotels have taken steps to secure customer payment card information, and the malware no longer presents a threat to customers using payment cards at our hotels,” Sergio Rivera, president of Starwood  Hotels Americas, said in a letter to customers today.

For more details on the attack and the affected hotels, see Starwood’s post here.

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