Hackers often managed to steal credit card information highlights bitcoin payment security advantages
At present, the credit card is one of the most widely used method of payment. People use it to pay for everything, from the hotel to the grocery, high value items.
However, due to the security function of credit card on outdated and the growing threat of network encryption is the most and most currencies look attractive payment options.
A recent malware attack range includes 1200 hotels under InterContinental Hotel group, threatening thousands of guest’s credit card information.
It is said that, the malicious software attacks continued for 3 months, affecting many hotel chain InterContinental Hotel, including HolidayInn, HotelIndigo, StaybridgeSuites and so on.
The stolen information includes the data stored in the magnetic stripe card, credit card name, expiration date and international verification code. The data breaches, InterContinental issued a statement:
“The survey found that in the period from September 29, 2016 to December 29, 2016, there are signs of malicious software intrusion system, to access the data on credit card.”
By the impact of the attack — many people find their hotel credit card, the account was fraudulent charges, the higher the doubts are for data leakage.
This is not the first time the criminals targeting hotel chain, hotel past attacks including Hilton, TrumpHotels, MandarinOriental, StarwoodHotels, and……
If these hackers have stolen InterContinental customer data uploaded to the dark network sale, it will be unexpected. It is unclear how many people are affected by the attack, but it will force people to choose a more secure payment system, such as payment by other encryption currency bitcoin.