Hyatt hacked again! This time, between March 18 - July 2, 2017. If you've stayed at one of 41 the affected properties during that timeframe, a lot of hackers potentially have your payment data (card holder names, credit card numbers, expiration dates and verification codes). You should you closely monitor your credit card statements and immediately change your passwords.
If you are a small business or a large company, consider investing in a monitoring service that can track exposures and send realtime alerts as soon as they are detected in the Deep and Dark Web.
Consider these facts:
- 50% of SMBs that get hit by a cyberattack go out of business within 12 months
- 50% of SMBs were hacked in 2016.
- 5% drop in average stock price the day a breach is announced
- 31% of consumers discontinue the relationship
Hyatt announced today that its payment systems were breached, exposing credit card data from 41 hotels in 11 countries. The hack was discovered in July and the investigation only just recently concluded. The three U.S. hotels affected were all in Hawaii, with the remaining 38 scattered around the world (China had the most trouble). In a statement, Hyatt said it “has taken steps to strengthen the security of its systems, and customers can feel confident using payment cards at Hyatt hotels worldwide.” Wait, no. That’s from the statement it issued when it was hacked in late 2015. The new statement reads: “we have resolved the issue and implemented additional security measures to strengthen the security of our systems. Customers can confidently use payment cards at Hyatt hotels worldwide.”