Hyatt uncovered a hack that affected its customer payments system in 2015. (Photo: Hyatt)
If you stayed at a Hyatt hotel in the last year, you might want to keep a close eye on your bank statement.
On Thursday, the hotel chain announced that its computer system had been hacked.
Officials say that they found malware which possibly exposed the credit card information of previous guests. The malicious software was designed to collect the names, card number, expiration date, and internal verification code on credit and debit cards.
Hyatt says the malware affected about 250 of its hotels including the Park Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, and Andaz. Of those affected, about 100 were in the U.S.
The company clarifies that the unauthorized access to payment card data was discovered between August 13, 2015 and Dec. 8, 2015. The hack occurred primarily at Hyatt-managed restaurants, but other locations were also affected.
“A small percentage of the at-risk cards were used at spas, golf shops, parking, and a limited number of front desks, or provided to a sales office during this time period,” Hyatt said in a statement.
The list of affected locations and respective at-risk dates is available here.
If you see any unauthorized charges on your bank statement, you are to contact your card issuer immediately. Hyatt has also teamed with a company called CSID to offer one year’s free coverage for those whose cards may have been compromised.
In the last year, hotel chains including Starwood, Trump Hotel Collection and Mandarin Oriental have also reported being hacked.
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