Marriott and Renaissance hotels might have had their card information affected following a new development on Monday of a suspected point-of-sale attack.
White Lodging Services, a hotel administration organization, cautioned within a report, it suspects point-of-sale systems at restaurants and lounges on 14 of their properties were compromised between March 20, 2013 and Dec. 16, 2013. Guests who didn’t use their card at restaurants and lounges, in addition to people who used their room account for expenses from those outlets, weren’t impacted, it mentioned.
The Merrillville, Indiana-based company stated it handles hotels under agreement with hotels owners and is a different entity from the specific hotel brands it runs.
The corporation stated it has got in touch with federal law enforcement and started a forensic overview of its properties. It runs more than 169 hotels in 21 U.S. states.
“We deeply regret and apologize for any inconvenience caused by this incident and remain committed to protecting all information entrusted to us by our guests,” it announced.
It’s the most recent company right after Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels either to verify or disclose a suspected breach, as security experts warn a multitude of companies worldwide might be affected.