In 38% of the security breach investigations Trustwave performed last year, hotels and resorts were the victims. That’s way up from 2008, when the hospitality industry wasn’t nearly so trendy for identity thieves and there were hardly any incidents.
Hotels and resorts tend to have a lot of data–like your credit card info–that is relatively unprotected, making them pretty dreamy for hackers. Last year, both Radisson and Wyndham Hotels reported hacking incidents, and who knows what other hotels got hacked but didn’t report it. So, fork over your personal credit card with care at check-in, or maybe use this as an excuse to charge any and all hotel stays on the company card.