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Hackers Gain Customer Information At 54 Starwood Hotels

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Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.


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Hackers Gain Customer Information At 54 Starwood Hotels

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Hackers gained access to debit and credit card information from customers of 54 Starwood hotels, including some Sheraton, Westin and W locations, CBS News reported. The hotel organization said it found malware in payment systems in hotel retail areas such as gift shops and restaurants. The malware infected payment systems since as early as November 2014 but has since been removed. Starwood Investigates Breach The company said on its website that it engaged third-party forensic experts to investigate and determined the malware was designed to collect certain payment card information, including cardholder names, payment card numbers, security codes and expiration dates….

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Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.

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