Breach, Data Security, Malware

Hutton Hotel guests credit card info exposed during three-year long breach


The Hutton Hotel became the latest hospitality company to report a breach of its payment card system warning guests that their information may have been compromised.

The Nashville hotel said in a statement that its payment processing company notified the hotel of a security incident and a follow-up investigation by an outside security firm determined that malware had been placed on the Hutton Hotel payment processing system capable of capturing the cardholder name, payment card account number, card expiration date, and verification code. The system was vulnerable from September 19, 2012 to April 16, 2015, or for those who made purchases at the onsite food and beverage outlets from September 19, 2012 to January 15, 2015, and from August 12, 2015 to June 10, 2016.

Hutton is trying to determine which guests were specifically affected and in the meantime is warning all those who stayed at the hotel during these dates to be aware.

Kimpton Hotels and HEI Hotels & Resorts each reported payment system breaches in the last four weeks.

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