Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 15 2016

Hyatt Hotels is the latest hotel chain to fall victim to hackers stealing sensitive credit card information from guests around the world, including flagship properties in Australia.

The Park Hyatt Sydney, Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt in Melbourne, Hyatt Hotel Canberra and Hyatt Regency Perth were among the hotels targeted over a six month period from July to December 2015, along with Hyatt hotels in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, the USA and Europe.

According to Hyatt, cards compromised by ‘malware’ software include those used primarily at hotel restaurants but also at spas, golf shops, car parks and at “a limited number of front desks”, with hackers collecting card numbers, cardholder names, expiration dates and verification codes.

Source: Australian Hyatt hotels hacked, guest credit card details stolen – Australian Business Traveller