Omni Hotels Subtly Discloses Payment System Hack

Posted: Tue, 08/09/2016 - 3:48pm

Omni Hotels recently disclosed that several of its hotel properties were impacted by malware infecting its point-of-sale (PoS) systems. 

In an attempt to miss the news cycle and fly below the radar, companies often make data breach incidents public on Friday afternoons. While Omni Hotels is not alone in this tactic, the company did go a bit further in an effort to bury the incident, despite claiming that the privacy and protection of their guests’ information is a matter they take very seriously.

In analyzing the page hosting the breach notice, SecurityWeek discovered lines of code that specifically instruct search engines such as Google to not index the page and not include it in search results. 

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