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HEI Hotels Notifies Guest of POS Breach

Norwalk, Connecticut-based HEI Hotels, which operates Marriott, Sheraton, Hyatt, and Westin hotels in multiple states, notified the public that hackers had likely stolen credit card information from people who made payments at its properties in ten states plus Washington, DC. The malware affected 12 Starwood hotels, six Marriott International properties, one Hyatt hotel and one InterContinental hotel. It was active from March 1, 2015 to June 21, 2016, with 14 of the hotels affected after Dec. 2, 2015, HEI said on its website.

According to HEI, "unauthorized individuals installed malicious software on [its] payment processing systems at certain properties [-- the malware was] designed to capture payment card information as it was routed through these systems."
The statement assures guests that the company has mounted a thorough response to investigate and resolve this incident, bolster its data security, and support its customers.  The release also says that the incident has now been contained and individuals can safely use payment cards at all properties.  
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