Identity Theft

Hotel Bartenders Steal $1MM, Don’t Change Southwest Flights And Another Family Kicked Off A Plane For Something Stupid

The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.

Starwood Hotels Reports Customer Data Breached

If you’ve used your credit card at a Starwood hotel in the past year you might be at risk for identity theft.  In this case, the attack was centered on the point-of-sale systems at various hotels, though it doesn’t appear that the reservation system was compromised. Krebs on Security warns of the data breach, and quotes a Starwood hotels representative: “We have no indication at this time that our guest reservation or Starwood Preferred Guest membership systems were impacted,” Starwood President Sergio Rivera wrote in a letter to affected customers. “The malware was designed […]