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mar 09 2010

Travelers's credit card data stolen from Wyndham Hotels

Travelers who booked rooms at Wyndham Hotels and Resorts late last year may have had their credit card information stolen by thieves.

Wyndham has acknowledged that it was hit by a hacker attack between October and January—the second such hacker attack in the past couple of years.

In the incident announced yesterday, a small percentage of the luxury chain's guests had their names, credit card numbers, and card expiration dates stolen, says the company in a letter on its website.

Sadly, Wyndham isn't alone. "Hospitality companies became the most breached sector in 2009, representing just over a third of all data breaches," says a report from Trustwave, a seller of Internet-security software.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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