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Hyatt, Starwood and other HEI-operated hotels hit by malware attack, customer data feared stolen

Hackers have attacked 20 hotels run by HEI Hotels and Resorts, including Hyatt, Marriott, Starwood and Intercontinental with a targeted malware. The cyberattack may likely have resulted in personal and financial information of thousands of customers being stolen and leaked.

Privately-owned HEI, which is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, confirmed that the data breach was first discovered in June this year and was found to be targeting PoS (point-of-sale) systems. The firm also said that the malware was specifically designed to steal card data used by customers to make payments.


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