Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Radisson joining the club of credit card victims

Today, August 19th, Radisson Hotels put up an open letter addressing its guest that stayed at their chain between November 2008 and May 2009. The letter is to notify guests about a security breach that exposed credit and debit card information. According to the letter just some hotels have been involved in this incident but the letter does not specify which ones.

As usual free credit monitoring for a year is offered. I wonder who came up with this idea, to let organizations off the hook so cheaply. It is well known in the security industry that credit card information is not used immediately and sometimes stored/traded for years before being used.

If this year continues like this close to every credit card owner in the United States has free credit monitoring for at least a year, or maybe even double and triple monitoring for a year.

Read the letter:
Radisson's open letter

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