Last updated: 01:53 PM ET, Sun July 10 2016

Omni Hotels: Hackers Stole Payment Card Information

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | July 10, 2016

Omni Hotels: Hackers Stole Payment Card Information

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Omni Hotels & Resorts announced Friday that customers’ payment card information had been stolen by hackers, The Wall Street Journal reported. 

Omni said Thursday in a statement on its website that hackers accessed the company’s point-of-sale systems and installed malicious software. The software might have been used between Dec. 23, 2015 and June 14. 

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“Upon learning of the intrusion, we promptly engaged leading IT investigation and security firms approved by the major credit card companies to determine the facts and contain the intrusion,” the statement said. “The issue has been resolved, and we have taken steps to further strengthen our systems. We have contacted law enforcement and are cooperating with its investigation.”   

According to WSJ, Omni said it learned on May 30 of the breach, which affected 49 of its 60 North American hotels.

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Omni apologized to its customers by saying: “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or concern this incident may cause you. Our guests are our highest priority, and the privacy and protection of our guests’ information is a matter we take very seriously.”


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