Articles tagged “cyber security”

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Marriott Has Fallen Victim to Another Cyber Attack

Hotel giant Marriott International has suffered a data breach, with hackers stealing 20 gigabytes of sensitive information, including guests’ credit card information. In 2020, Marriott notified 5 million guests their information was compromised through an app used to provide services at hotels. This event is on a smaller scale, as according to a report by…

Online Travel

U.S. Agency Nudges Hotels to Tighten Their Data Security Against Fraudsters

The U.S. Department of Commerce agency charged with forming voluntary cybersecurity standards for companies has released security guidance to hotels. The new report addresses a need for tighter security for property management systems, a core piece of software for hotels, at a time of reduced hotel staffing.

U.S. Agency Nudges Hotels to Tighten Their Data Security Against Fraudsters

Online Travel

Data Breach Affects More Than 2 Million Frequent Flyers Across Airline Alliances

It's easy to feel jaded about data breaches given how often they happen. But it will raise eyebrows that hackers obtained data on loyalty flyers of Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United, and other carriers by exploiting a SITA tech system not used by most of them.

Data Breach Affects More Than 2 Million Frequent Flyers Across Airline Alliances

Online Travel

Ransomware Attacks on Travel Companies Spread, Sparking Complacency Fears

The travel sector should pledge to never pay ransoms to hackers. But it either can't or won't. So the ransom payments will go on, helping to fund the criminal development of evermore spectacular attacks.

Ransomware Attacks on Travel Companies Spread, Sparking Complacency Fears

Hotels

Marriott’s Starwood Data Breach Joins a Decade-Long List of Hotel Data Exposures

Several years ago, the hotel industry fought U.S. federal watchdog efforts to fine chains for negligent data protection practices, arguing that hotels had things under control. Hmm. A rash of hotel security incidents since then undercuts the claims of hotels, which need to take a more bank-like approach to data protection.

Marriott’s Starwood Data Breach Joins a Decade-Long List of Hotel Data Exposures

Meetings

What Europe’s New Data Protection Law Means for Meetings and Events

U.S. meeting planners expect the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation to have a major effect on how they manage data. While the giant meetings firms are prepared to comply with it, smaller companies and related meetings vendors may lag behind.

What Europe’s New Data Protection Law Means for Meetings and Events