Travelers's credit card data stolen from Wyndham Hotels

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Travelers who booked rooms at Wyndham Hotels and Resorts late last year may have had their credit card information stolen by thieves.

Wyndham has acknowledged that it was hit by a hacker attack between October and January—the second such hacker attack in the past couple of years.

In the incident announced yesterday, a small percentage of the luxury chain's guests had their names, credit card numbers, and card expiration dates stolen, says the company in a letter on its website.

Sadly, Wyndham isn't alone. "Hospitality companies became the most breached sector in 2009, representing just over a third of all data breaches," says a report from Trustwave, a seller of Internet-security software.

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