White Lodging, a firm that manages Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton and Westin hotel franchises has been data hacked by credit card fraudsters.
The hack, reported today, took place between March 22 to December 31, 2013 in specific hotels in Chicago, Denver and LA.
Aren't we all getting a little fed up with our antiquated US un-chipped and un-PINed cards? Europe has long used the chip and pin system--a thorn in the side of travelers who often find their US cards refused because they don't comply.
Now, it seems that hospitality companies as well as other large, hacked concerns like Target are starting to call for the system to be laid onto our credit system.
We're also now being told that hackers can scan our cards through our wallets and bags, making those little aluminum and steel protector sleeves that protect your data from hacksters every travelers must have fashion item...