Wichita Hyatt Regency hacked for months

Malicious software collected data from guests

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WICHITA, Kan.. – A hotel owned by the city of Wichita had its payment systems compromised for months.

The Hyatt Regency downtown is one of hundreds of Hyatt hotels around the world which had a malware breach. The malicious software collected data from guests’ payment cards. That could include your name, card number and verification code.

The malware gained access primarily through hotel restaurants, although the breach could have affected front desk transactions as well.

The Hyatt website indicates the Wichita hotel had this breach from August 13 to December 8, 2015. Hyatt believes the breach is now closed.

The hotel chain says the malware turned up in about 250 of its hotels. The malware was found at many of its brands, including the Park Hyatt, Hyatt Regency and Andaz.

About 100 of the hotels affected were in the U.S., the rest were abroad in cities including London, Paris and Shanghai. The Chicago company has about 630 properties.

Hyatt says it still doesn’t know how many of its customers were affected.

Several other hotel chains reported being hacked last year, including Starwood, Trump Hotel Collection and Mandarin Oriental.