South African hotel targeted in credit card cyber attack

Anyone who stayed or ate at this Johannesburg hotel from August to October 2015 may have had their credit or debit card data stolen.

By - January 18, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
Hyatt Regency Johannesburg

Hyatt Hotels announced in December 2015 that it had identified malware on computers that operate the payment processing systems for Hyatt-managed locations.

The investigation showed unauthorized access to payment card data from cards used at multiple Hyatt-managed locations, including the Hyatt Regency Johannesburg.

Anyone who made payments between 13 August 2015 and 8 December 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Johannesburg using a credit or debit card may be at risk.

Hyatt Hotels said that restaurants at their hotels around the globe have been the main target of this cyber attack.

“A small percentage of the at-risk cards were used at spas, golf shops, parking, and a limited number of front desks, or provided to a sales office during this time period,” said Hyatt Hotels.

“The at-risk window for a limited number of locations began on or shortly after July 30, 2015.”

To check whether a Hyatt hotel was targeted in this attack, visit

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