This has been an year of cyberattacks, targeting some of the world’s best known brands globally. And a fresh victim to this attack, is the global hotel chain Hyatt, which recently announced that it has identified a malware in on its computers that operate the payment processing systems for Hyatt-managed locations.
There are no details disclosed in the announcement which said that the investigations have been launched with the help of leading third-party cyber-security experts.
The updates to investigation and other questions related to the problem can be found at this page. The company has ensured customers to feel confident while using their payment cards at Hyatt getaways.
But it has advised to maintain general precautions and keep an eye on their payment card account statements and report any unauthorized charges to their card issuer immediately.
Hyatt is not first of the hotel chains to get affected by the cyber attacks. This year only, prominent hotel chains like Hilton, Starwood, and Mandarin Oriental were affected by these attacks on their respective systems. All these attacks have involved payment systems of these hotels risking the exposure of credit card details of the users.
In fact, not only hotel chains but also, in general, cyber attacks have increasingly become common in the recent past, especially in the big organizations.
Two years back, Ebay suffered one of the biggest cyber attacks in which a whopping 145 million user records were stolen from its database. Sony cyber attack was one of major cyber security breaches in the past year.
This year also, we saw one of the biggest cyber attacks where the victim was the US government systems which resulted in the theft of a vast trove of personal information, including sensitive information like Social Security Numbers and fingerprints of certain citizens. Another attack this year was on Ashley Madison exposed millions of user accounts to hackers.