In the same week that Home Depot confirmed a breach of its payment systems that exposed the information of many as 60 million customers, a small hotel company in San Diego confirmed a cyber attack on hotel customer information, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Between 43,000 and 55,000 customers of a group of five San Diego hotels may have had their credit card information exposed, according to the report. The company in question – Bartell Hotels – said the breach affected five of its hotels: 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 Credit.
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Read the Union-Tribune’s story for additional details, including the dates of the breach. The company told the paper that the breach has been fixed; it also provided this statement:
“We sincerely apologize for any concern this incident may cause our customers,” said Bartell Hotels’ CEO Richard Bartell told the Union-Tribune in a statement. “Our brand is built on the foundation of transparency with our customers and we assure you the root of this problem has been addressed and remediated.”