Point-of-sale has received an extraordinary amount of attention over the past few years. A sort of celebrity by default — due to its widely publicized connection to countless data breaches throughout the U.S. Prior to all of this news, point-of-sale was primarily retail-industry vernacular. Continue reading
Starwood Hotels & Resorts disclosed a data breach involving customer payment cards at 54 of their North American properties. They became aware of the leak after discovering malware on a number of their onsite retailers (cafes, gift shops, and restaurants within their hotels). Continue reading
Hilton Worldwide is investigating a potential hack of customer credit and debit card information at a number of their U.S. Hilton hotels and franchise property locations. Hotels under the Hilton name, as well as the company’s Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Hampton Inn and Suites and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts may be affected by this data breach. Continue reading
In early July, nine different zoos including the Detroit and Cincinnati Zoo, suffered four-month-long data breaches. Visitors who used their debit or credit card at one of these facilities’ food or retail vendors may be at risk of having a crook overtake their finances.
This widespread — and somewhat obscure — compromise of customer data raises the question: “How could this many zoos suffer data breaches at the same time?”
The answer is actually quite simple, but is rarely top of mind for consumers as we go about our day-to-day lives. Continue reading