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Hackers are hitting hotels hard

05
Feb
2016
Hackers are hitting hotels hard
image credits: iZi pedia

image credits: iZi pedia

Point-of-sale malware has become an infamous source of headaches for retail IT. Memory-scraping malware and POS skimmers especially have wreaked havoc on small and medium-sized businesses, including boutiques and restaurants, mainly as a way to steal customer payment data. Even large, global retailers such as Target have been negatively impacted by the malicious feats of POS hackers.

However, more recently, businesses in the hospitality industry have been repeatedly blind sided by cyber attacks. Let’s review the latest string of incidents targeting hotels and assess some possible prevention methods for the future.

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