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Destination Hotels card-processing system hacked




Destination Hotels card-processing system hacked
Destination Hotels card-processing system hacked



http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9178695/Destination_Hotels_card_processing_system_hacked 

By Robert McMillan
IDG News Service
June 29, 2010 

Hackers have broken into the payment processing system of Destination 
Hotels & Resorts, a high-end chain best known for its resort hotels in 
destinations such as Vail, Colorado; Lake Tahoe, California; and Maui, 
Hawaii.

Guests who recently stayed at 21 of the resort's 30 hotels may have been 
victimized by the scheme, which appears to have compromised 
point-of-sale systems. The company refused to release many details of 
the incident -- citing an ongoing investigation by the U.S. Federal 
Bureau of Investigation -- but in a note posted to its Web site said 
that it had "uncovered a malicious software program inserted into its 
credit card processing system from a remote source."

Destination Hotels is in the process of notifying victims but will not 
say how many people have had their credit card numbers stolen, a company 
spokeswoman said.

However, the attackers appear to have hit only point-of-sale processing 
systems, where credit cards are swiped for purchases. Personal 
information such as guests' home addresses was not compromised, the 
company said.

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