White Lodging investigating security breach

(WISH Photo, file)

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A major hotel operator is investigating a reported breach of customer information.

A spokeswoman for Merrillville-based White Lodging told The (Munster) Times 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.com. He says the breach involved credit and debit card information on thousands of guests at Marriott hotels since March 23, 2013.

Marriott International has issued a statement saying White Lodging “experienced unusual fraud patterns in connection with its systems that process credit card transactions.” 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.

WISHTV.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s