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Malware Targeting Credit Cards Strikes Hotel Websites
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September 23, 2019 via Hotel Management
A fresh wave of Magecart-linked attacks is taking place with two hotel chains becoming the latest victims. The malware used in this attack, Magecart, has been used in dozens of other high-profile incidents.

Magecart, a loose affiliation of attack groups responsible for payment-card attacks on Ticketmaster, Forbes, British Airways, Newegg and others, typically inserts virtual credit-card skimmers, also known as formjacking, into a web application (usually the shopping cart), stealing credit card information to sell on the black market.

The party in both instances was Roomleader, a Barcelona-based provider of digital marketing and web-development services. One of the ways Roomleader helps hospitality companies build out their online booking functionality is through a library module called "viewedHotels," which saves viewed hotel information in visitors’ browser cookies.'s ConvergeBlog
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Protecting Your Hospitality Business From Workplace Violence

September 12, 2019 via Total Food Service

Although it is crucial to take steps to protect your employees from hostile customers and intruders, it is important to remember that many incidents of workplace violence occur from within. When hostile workplace behavior goes unchecked, it can have wide-ranging impact.
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Experts’ Tips For Building Storm-Resilient Hotels

September 5, 2019 via Hotel News Resource
Owners of hotels in areas prone to hurricane damage can ensure their properties are more storm-resilient by following a plan and making updates beyond minimum code requirements, experts said.
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Be Aware of Potential Legal Restrictions When Implementing a Workplace Weapons Policy
September 16, 2019 via Foley & Lardner

The debate over gun possession in the workplace will continue, but employers can, and should, maintain specific guidelines on firearm possession in the workplace and provide up-to-date resources to help employees concerned with safety in the workplace.
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