If you used your credit or debit card at Hyatt Regency Trinidad between August 13 2015 to December 8 2015, then its likely that your card payment details were stolen by cyber thieves at large. The payment data breach at Hyatt Hotels affected up to 250 hotels in 50 nations including Trinidad and Tobago.
According to a statement by Hyatt Hotels Corporation dated January 14 2016
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) has completed its investigation of the previously announced payment card incident. The investigation identified signs of unauthorized access to payment card data from cards used onsite at certain Hyatt-managed locations, primarily at restaurants, between August 13, 2015 and December 8, 2015. 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. The at-risk window for a limited number of locations began on or shortly after July 30, 2015.
The malware was designed to collect payment card data – cardholder name, card number, expiration date and internal verification code – from cards used onsite as the data was being routed through affected payment processing systems. There is no indication that other customer information was affected.
The list of affected locations and respective at-risk dates is available at www.hyatt.com/protectingourcustomers. Hyatt worked quickly with leading third-party cyber security experts to resolve the issue and strengthen the security of its systems. The company also notified law enforcement and the payment card networks. As previously communicated, customers can confidently use payment cards at Hyatt hotels worldwide…..Hyatt encourages customers to review their payment card account statements closely and to report any unauthorized charges to their card issuer immediately.
If you stayed at a Hyatt hotel overseas in the latter half of 2015, you can see the list of affected hotels and locations at http://www.hyatt.com/protectingourcustomers.