Friday, July 11, 2014

Hotel's Payment System Breached

For six months, cyber-attackers breached the credit card payment system for 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.
The forensics 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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