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Best Western Plays Down Security Breach
« on: August 27, 2008, 04:36:11 AM »
The Best Western Hotel chain is countering claims that a security breach last week exposed millions of customer details to cyber criminals. It has been admitted by Best Western that there was indeed a security breach, however they are adamant that only a small number of customer details were accessed.
The article, which appeared on Sunday, claims that an Indian hacker with no prior cybercriminal background managed to get a Trojan-horse program installed on a key system inside Best Western's network. The malicious code reportedly recorded the login credentials of one of the hotel chain's employees, which the hacker proceeded to sell to a group of Russian cybercriminals.

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