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Cyberattack hits Meliá Hotels International the largest hotel chain in the world

Exploit: Ransomware

Meliá Hotels International: Hotel Chain

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Risk to Business: 1.615 = Severe

Meliá Hotels International, one of the largest hotel chains in the world, had fallen victim to a suspected ransomware attack. Attackers took down parts of the hotel chain’s internal network and some web-based servers, including its reservation system and public websites. An investigation is underway. No ransomware gang has yet claimed responsibility.

Individual Impact: No consumer PII or financial data exposure was disclosed in this incident as of press time.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Ransomware is always expensive. Even without the extortion demand, it can cause massive losses simply from business interruption.

Source: The Record