Radisson Reports Computer Systems Breached
Federal authorities are investigating a report from the Radisson hotel chain that someone illegally accessed its computer systems. According to Radisson Hotels & Resorts, the situation affects only a limited number of its 400 hotels.Federal law enforcement is investigating a hack that compromised computer systems at Radisson Hotels & Resorts hotels throughout the United States and Canada. Officials at Radisson, part of Carlson, revealed that its computer systems were accessed without authorization between November 2008 and May 2009. The company did not say which of its hotels was hit or how many, but in a statement Radisson Chief Operating Officer Fredrik Korallus described the number as "limited."
In an open letter to customers, Korallus said, "Working with law enforcement and forensic investigators, Radisson is conducting a thorough review of the potentially affected computer systems, and has implemented additional security measures designed to prevent a recurrence of such an attack and to protect the privacy of Radisson's valued guests."