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Hyatt says hackers took card data from 250 of its hotels
Hyatt Hotels says a total of 250 of its resorts were hit last year in a massive malware infection that stole customer payment card information. The luxury resort chain said that locations in 50 countries were impacted by malware that collected payment card information from sales terminals at Hyatt restaurants, spas, golf shops, parking lots and check-in desks.
Hyatt is advising people who stayed at any of the 250 breached locations to keep a close eye on their bank statements and report any unauthorized charges. Read more...
602 Gbps! This May Have Been the Largest DDoS Attack in History!
A group calling itself New World Hacking claimed responsibility for taking down both the BBC's global website and Donald Trump's website last week. Out of two, the largest DDoS attack in the history was carried out against the BBC website: Over 600 Gbps.
The group targeted all BBC sites, including its iPlayer on-demand service, and took them down for at least three hours on New Year's Eve. Read more...