Skift Take

Hacks are becoming as regular as loyalty breaches these days.

What to Know Now

Those of you who stay in Hyatt hotels regularly may want to double check your statements. The company acknowledged this week that one of its systems used for payment processing was infected with malware, potentially exposing its customers’ credit card numbers.

Hyatt is only the latest hotel chain to get hacked. In September Hilton investigated its own credit card breach while Starwood experienced its own hack at 54 properties.

The moral of this latest story is that it always pays to keep an eye on your credit card statements and your loyalty point balances. Hyatt is further updating it’s customers on the latest breach over on

Social Quote of the Day

Soon there will be no hotels where your credit card

information will remain safe.

– @phat_hobbit | Ian Trump, CTO, Info Sec Pundit, ITIL & COBIT Dude, Drinking Buddy

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Your Turn

Happy Holidays from the Skift Business Travel Editorial Team, closing out the year with just over 200,000 miles. Next year: more sleep.

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