The Biggest Data Breaches Of 2012 (So Far)


Wyndham Hotels

If there were such thing as frequent flyer points for getting hacked, we'd hope Wyndham Hotels would be a member. After apparently storing data in plain text, the hotel chain was hacked three times in two years, leading to the theft of more than 600,000 credit card numbers and also some raised eyebrows from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which subsequently filed suit. The numbers were allegedly uploaded to some servers in Russia where they were reportedly used in more than $10.5 million in fraudulent transactions.



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