Local Hotel Chain Reports Customer Data Breach
February 3, 2014 — Associated Press —
A major hotel operator is investigating a reported breach of customer information.
According to The Associated Press, a spokeswoman for Merrillville-based White Lodging said in a statement Saturday that an investigation into the reported breach is underway. She provided no further details.
Cybersecurity blogger Brian Krebs first reported the breach Friday on his website “KrebsOnSecurity DOT com.” He says the breach involved credit and debit card information on thousands of guests at Marriott hotels since March 23rd, 2013.
Marriott says White Lodging is “in close contact with the banks and credit card companies.”
White Lodging manages 168 hotels under various brands in 21 states.