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Wyndham In Trouble, Big Time, With The Federal Trade Commission

June 29, 2012 at 9:53 AM | by | Comment (1)

It looks like Wyndham is in some serious doo-doo with the Federal Trade Commission, who has filed a lawsuit against the company for allowing security breaches in their information databases to occur not once, not twice, but three times.

According to InformationWeek, the separate incidents, which occurred over 2008 and 2009, led to "the exposure of 600,000 credit card accounts and $10.6 million in fraudulent credit card charges." Yikes. Hackers were able to break into the database and forward people's credit card information to an unnamed website in Russia. Yikes again!

Wyndham has responded by saying the FTC's claims are "without merit," and that so far, no customers have actually lost money as a result of the attacks. But, the thing is, the attacks still happened.

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Something Is Rotten In The Amsterdam Hospitality Group

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November 7, 2011 at 10:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

The WSJ is reporting that an auditor for Amsterdam Hospitality Group has greedily helped himself to the credit card information of 237 guests, drawing from three of the group's eight Manhattan hotels. Luckily, NYC's Fashion Week mainstay, the Empire Hotel, which the company owns, wasn't affected.

Phew! Though we dote happily on the Empire's ritzy Lincoln Center location and rooftop drinking accommodations, we'd rather not take our chances when handing over our credit cards for a $450-a-night stay. We have enough "mystery charges" showing up on our monthly statements (as we mentioned earlier this morning, our love of hotels is exceeded only by our love of shopping) as it is, and have no need for disappearing funds.

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