Hyatt in a scare, thanks to malware – holiday travelers beware

Hyatt's payment system has been hacked

Holiday travelers staying at one of Hyatt's hotels may want to keep an eye on their credit card accounts, as the lodging company confirmed the presence of malware on computers used to process payment information.

"As soon as [we] discovered the activity, the company launched an investigation and engaged leading third-party cyber security experts," said Hyatt in an official release. "Customers should review their payment card account statements closely and report any unauthorized charges to their card issuer immediately."

Hyatt isn't the only hotel chain to have been compromised this season, with Hilton falling victim to a similar malware attack on their point-of-sales systems exactly a month ago.

Hyatt has yet to release details on exactly what type or information was accessed, or how long ago the malware had been in effect. Until more about the hack can be identified, it's a smart idea for any holiday travelers to keep tabs on their credit card activity this season.