Rosen Hotels & Resorts discloses data breach

Rosen Plaza hotel

Orlando-based Rosen Hotels and Resorts disclosed a data breach last week that impacted an unknown number of guest credit cards. The upscale hospitality provider said that the cards were compromised by malware on the payment network.

The company first learned of the problems after hotels started to receive unconfirmed reports on Feb. 3 pertaining to patterns of unauthorized charges on cards shortly after they were used by guests during their stay. An investigation of the matter, which involved an outside security firm, discovered malware on the payment network.

The malware, Rosen explained, "searched for data read from the magnetic stripe of payment cards as it was routed through the affected systems."

The company said last week that it's still trying to identify which guests may have had their data breached. Cards used at the hotel chain between September 2014 and February 2016 may have been affected.

Rosen operates seven hotels in the Orlando area.

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