Bad news for guests with recent stays at Houston's Houstonian Hotel: your credit card may have been compromised, as the hotel reportedly may have been the victim of a cyber attack. The hotel is now letting their patrons know of the apparent breach.
In a letter sent to hotel guests, the Houstonian states they were notified June 10 by the U.S. Secret Service of the cyber attack on its credit card processing system.
As Houston's KTRK reports: "The hotel did not specify how many people may have been affected by the breach but says credit cards used between December 28, 2013 and June 20 at The Houstonian Hotel, Trellis Spa, Center Court Cafe, Sports Shop, Arbor Grill, Manor House and Olivette were compromised. However, membership accounts, as well as the items and services charged to them, were not affected."
The Houstonian says as soon as it was notified of the attack, it took "immediate steps to secure our facilities." The hotel says it has already replaced its breached systems with other ones and hired a data forensics firm to help us enhance our digital security.
"We are urging guests of The Houstonian who visited us during that time to please carefully review their accounts," a prepared statement from the hotel read.
Anyone with questions and concerns regarding this incident is asked to call 713-812-6982.