According to Brian Krebs of krebsonsecurity.com Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group confirmed a breach at it’s upscale hotel chain. Mandarin has not confirmed yet on how many of their hotels have been breached at this point. It is possible that attackers targeted this chain because it is a higher end hotel that can cost near $2,000 per night and would likely have customers with no-limit or high limit credit cards. These cards would typically go for a higher rate on the black market.
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