Starwood warns of data breach at 54 of its hotels2015-11-23 02:03 by Daniela
The luxury hotel chain Starwood has recently revealed that 54 of its hotels were infected with malware last year. Among the affected properties are the Sheraton, West and W in the United States and Canada.
The breach extended from March 2 to April 9 at the Sheraton Boston, March 2 to April 20 at the Westin Boston Waterfront and November 7, 2014, to April 20, 2015, at the Westin Waltham.
Target of the malware was the point of sale (POS) system in those hotels. Starwood claims that the infection did not affect its reservation system or the Starwood Preferred Guest membership system.
It is known that the malware was designed to collect credit and debit card information, such as card numbers, security codes, cardholder names, and expiration dates.
The company said in a statement that the infection has been successfully removed from its systems. It also added that there is no evidence that customer PINs or contact information were captured.
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