The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa, accessing account information about an undisclosed number of customers.
On June 10, the U.S. Secret Service notified the hotel regarding a potential breach in the organization's payment
processing systems; The Houstonian then took mitigation steps,
according to a statement provided to Information Security Media Group.
"As of June 20, we had fully replaced and overhauled the breached
systems, further restricted access to all our servers and hired a data
forensics firm to help us enhance our digital security," the hotel says.
team determined that an intruder illegally penetrated the hotel's
internal computer systems between Dec. 28, 2013, and June 20, 2014.
Credit card and payment information was compromised during that time,
the hotel says.
State and federal law enforcement investigations into the incident
are continuing. The hotel is offering affected individuals one year of
free credit monitoring services.
A spokesman for the hotel declined to provide additional information.
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