Security breach at local hotels led to unauthorized charges on guests’ cards

Fox5 reports on a breach affecting hotel guests as three San Diego hotels. A copy of the hotels operator’s notification was submitted to the California Attorney General’s Office today. The breach occurred in September 2014 until discovery in March 2015:

The operator of three San Diego hotels announced Wednesday that a security breach led to unauthorized charges on guests’ payments cards, and recommended that guests review their accounts for the affected time period.

Evans Hotels — which owns and operates the Bahia Resort, Catamaran Resort and The Lodge at Torrey Pines — received calls in February from guests who saw unauthorized charges on their payments cards after they were used at the company’s hotels.

An investigation determined that hotel computers were infected by malware that could read data on backup card readers, which front-desk clerks sometimes used when large groups were checking in, according to the company.

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