Cybercrime groups consider hospitality management organizations to be targets filled with valuable information they can exploit. From guest records to credit card transactions and from financial data to network configuration logs, hotels and resorts present an irresistible treasure trove for hackers, and this was made clear by the recent breach of Pyramid Hotel Group, a property management company that runs several Marriott, Sheraton, Holiday Inn, and DoubleTree by Hilton hotels across the United States, including a few in Southern California.
Cybercrimes Threaten Business Data
Information security researchers investigating the Pyramid Hotel breach believe that hackers discovered an unsecured server connected to one of the company’s main networks. The details on how the attack unfolded are cloudy; what we do know is that the hackers were able to obtain crucial data such as a complete network map, server API keys, security policies, username/password combinations, and other tech information that could enable more dangerous attacks such as duplicating room key cards, breaking into room safes, and installing malware in the hotel Wi-Fi network. For a full month, system administrators were unaware of the breach.
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With Adelanto security alerts provided by a solution such as SonicCare Network Protection, which constantly monitors the health and security of your digital infrastructure. SonicCare clients in Adelanto receive security alerts the moment their networks are compromised; in some cases, they can receive alerts whenever suspicious activity such as port scanning takes place. In addition to getting Adelanto security alerts, SonicCare clients are also informed about the health of their servers and the equipment that supports them, thereby giving them an opportunity to take immediate action.