Bartell Hotel, US announced recently that the security was breached by the hackers and obtained access to the financial data of the customers.They had discovered potential unauthorized access by third-party attackers to its customer’s financial data.The data breach affects between 40,000 and 45,000 individuals. About 16,000 individuals who provided their email ids to the Bartell are currently informed of the breach.
The credit/debit cards processing system used at five Bartell Hotels were compromised.The five impacted hotels are Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina, The Dana on Mission Bay, Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites, Pacific Terrace Hotel and the Days Hotel–Hotel Circle.
The security breach occurred between February 16,2014 and May 13,2014. The breach involves theft of certain credit card data including names of customers and credit card numbers, says the official website.
The company is offering free credit monitoring and identity protection to the affected individuals.