Computerworld reports that a hotel operator is warning some 3,400 customers that their credit card data may have been compromised following an intrusion into point-of-sale systems.
Pessimism Running High over Data Breaches
IT organizations appear to be waiting for the inevitable crisis due to constrained security budgets.
HEI Hospitality, owner and operator of upscale hotels operating under names such as Marriott, Sheraton and Westin, says the breach, which occurred between March and April, could have exposed a variety of information, including credit card types, credit card numbers, expiration dates and security codes.
So far, there is no indication that the information has been misused.
Earlier this year, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard council issued new requirements designed to improve security on retail point-of-sale card readers.