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Another security breach and your financial data might be out there. A significant number of popular U.S. hotel properties have fallen victim of “…point-of-sale (PoS) malware which may have exposed customer financial data”, according to ZD Net.
HEI Hotel & Resorts Impacted by Malware
|Boca Raton Marriot at Boca Center||5150 Town Center Cir, Boca Raton, FL 33486||3/1/2015 - 6/7/2015 & 12/15/2015 - 4/11/2016|
|Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle||3300 Championship Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76177||12/26/2015 - 4/28/2016|
|The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa, Vermont||3567 Main Street, Manchester Village, VT 05254||12/23/2015 - 5/4/2016|
|Hotel Chicago Downtown||333 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654||12/26/2015 - 4/27/2016|
|Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara||1111 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103||12/26/2015 - 6/21/2016|
|InterContinental Tampa||4860 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609||3/21/2016 - 6/15/2016|
|Le Méridien Arlington||1121 19th St N, Arlington, VA 22209||12/23/2015 - 4/28/2016|
|Le Méridien San Francisco||333 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111||3/1/2015 - 6/7/2015 & 12/2/2015 - 6/8/2016|
|Renaissance San Diego Downtown Hotel||421 W B St, San Diego, CA 92101||12/26/2015 - 5/2/2016|
|Royal Palm South Beach Miami, A Tribute Portfolio Resort||1545 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139||12/23/2015 - 6/6/2016|
|San Diego Marriott La Jolla||4240 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037||12/26/2015 - 5/2/2016|
|Sheraton Music City Hotel||777 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214||3/1/2015 - 6/8/2016|
|Sheraton Pentagon City||900 S Orme St, Arlington, VA 22204||3/3/2015 - 6/7/2015 & 12/2/2015 - 6/13/2016|
|The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection||215 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401||3/1/2015 - 4/27/2016|
|The Westin Minneapolis||88 South 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402||9/2/2015 - 6/17/2016|
|The Westin Pasadena||191 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101||3/3/2015 - 5/18/2016|
|The Westin Philadelphia||99 South 17th Street at Liberty Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103||3/10/2016 - 6/6/2016|
|The Westin Snowmass Resort||100 Elbert Ln, Snowmass Village, CO 81615||12/26/2015 - 4/10/2016|
|The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center||1400 M St NW, Washington, DC 20005||11/15/2015 - 5/28/2016|
|The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort||321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304||1/29/2016 - 4/13/2016|
As you can see, there are Hyatt, Marriott, Starwood and IHG properties among the malware victims, many of which are extremely popular in the points and miles community. All of these properties are owned and operated by HEI Hotel & Resorts, which insists the breach has been contained.
Areas affected include bars, restaurants, spas and shops. Names, credit card numbers and expiration dates, and verification codes may have been captured by the malware.
If you have stayed at any of these properties during dates that the malware is believed to have been present, pay extra attention to transactions involving the credit used for your stay. If you notice any suspicious transactions notify your credit card issuer immediately and contact HEI Hotel & Resorts or the hotel property at which you stayed. As of this writing, no free credit monitoring has been offered by HEI, they have however published a statement about Identity Theft Protection.
In addition to regularly checking your credit card statements, be sure to use free credit monitoring services, like those offered through CreditKarma.com and Credit.com.
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