Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
International hotel group Wyndham Hotels and Resorts (WHR) has suffered yet another serious data breach after hackers broke into its computer systems, stealing customer names and payment card information.
UPDATE (05/18/2010): An open letter from Wyndham to its customers: www.wyndhamworldwide.com/customer_care/data-claim.cfm
UPDATE (05/12/2011): Wyndham identified 42 additional New Hampshire residents who were affected by the 2010 breach. The total number of people affected by hacking incidents at Wyndham in 2009 and 2010 is likely to be large since 37 hotels under Wyndham's hotel group were affected.
UPDATE (06/26/2012): The FTC has filed a complaint against Wyndham hotels for failure to protect the personal information of consumers. Wyndham hotels and three of its subsidiaries are accused of data security failures that led to three data breaches at Wyndham hotels between 2009 and 2011. The FTC accused them of allowing failures that led to fraudulent charges on consumers' accounts, millions of dollars in fraud loss, and the export of hundreds of thousands of consumers' payment card account information to an internet domain address registered in Russia. The FTC statement can be read here: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/06/wyndham.shtm.
UPDATE (08/30/2012): Wyndham Hotel & Resorts LLC is contending that the FTC lacks the authority to regulate private companies' data security practices. Wyndham motioned to dismiss the FTC's Arizona federal court case with this assertion.
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