White Lodging Reveals Suspected Security Breach at 14 Hotels
Tuesday February 4th, 2014 - 11:39AM 0
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MERRILLVILLE, IN—White Lodging Services Corporation has revealed that there is a suspected breach of point of sales systems at 14 of its managed properties.
The suspected breach took place from the period of March 20 to December 16, 2013 at food and beverage outlets, such as restaurants and lounges. The food and beverage outlets affected by the suspected breach were located at the following hotels:The Marriott Midway, and the Holiday Inn Midway, both in Chicago, IL; Holiday Inn Austin Northwest, Austin, TX; Sheraton Erie Bayfront, Erie, PA; Westin Austin at the Domain, Austin, TX; Marriott Boulder, Boulder, CO; Marriott Denver South, Denver, CO; Marriott Austin South, Austin, TX; Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, Indianapolis, IN; Marriott Richmond Downtown, Richmond, VA; Marriott Louisville Downtown, Louisville, KY; Renaissance Plantation, Plantation, FL; and Renaissance Broomfield Flatiron, Broomfield, CO.
In addition, at the Radisson Star Plaza in Merrillville, IN, the company suspects that the points of sale system at food and beverage outlets were affected as well as the property management system that manages hotel guests' credit card information.
Upon learning of the suspected data security breach, White Lodging noted that it immediately contacted appropriate federal law enforcement officials and initiated a third-party forensic review, including a review of all other properties managed by the company.
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