May. 3rd, 2017

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First off, the southern-located fast food chain, Shoney's was hit.  The thieves were able to load malware in to their point of sale systems.  The breach appears to have existed from December '16 to early March.  On April 16 the company Best American Hospitality issued a statement saying that they were the source of the breach, they manage a number of locations that are corporate-owned.  That article points to a press release that lists 37 locations in South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Virginia, Missouri, Florida, and Arkansas that were hacked, but it doesn't discuss how many cards were compromised.  The list (PDF) shows the earliest date that they know the location was compromised.  Personally I'm curious HOW the location was compromised: physical overlay of the POS card reader, BIOS hack, remote network infiltration, what.  At least they're offering free credit monitoring, which is the absolute least that they can do.


This next one is a biggie.  Sabre Corp's hospitality unit was hacked.  They provide reservation services for 32 THOUSAND properties.  Currently no information has been released as to how long the breech existed or how many cards may have been compromised.  If you do a lot of corporate travel, your employer might want to know about this.

“The unauthorized access has been shut off and there is no evidence of continued unauthorized activity,” reads a brief statement that Sabre sent to affected properties today. “There is no reason to believe that any other Sabre systems beyond SynXis Central Reservations have been affected.”

Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than $110 billion of estimated travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers.

Sabre told customers that it didn’t have any additional details about the breach to share at this time, so it remains unclear what the exact cause of the breach may be or for how long it may have persisted.

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