IDG News Service reports that hackers broke into databases at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and stole sensitive, private customer information. Last month, a new survey from Trustwave showed that private data stored hotel networks are major targets for hackers.
The break-in occurred between late October 2009 and January 2010, when it was finally discovered. It affected an undisclosed number of company franchisees and hotel properties that Wyndham manages. Wyndham has acknowledged the incident in a note posted to its Web site. […]
Hackers were able to steal data required for credit card fraud, the company said, including “guest names and card numbers, expiration dates and other data from the card’s magnetic stripe.” […]
This is the third data breach reported by Wyndham in the past year. Last February, Wyndham said that hackers stole tens of thousands of credit card numbers between July and August 2008.