On May 30 2016, Omni Hotels & Resorts suffered a data breach. The hotel chain notified its customers that hackers stole payment-card information due to malicious software being installed on their point-of-sale systems. Omni Hotels wrote on its website, “(The) malware may have operated between Dec. 23 and June 14, although most of the systems were affected during a shorter time frame”. They also stated that 49 of its 60 hotels in North America were affected.
A hacker, who goes by the name ‘JokerStash’, sold more than 50,000 payment card numbers related to the Omni breach on the dark web. The information stolen also included cardholder names, numbers, expiration dates, and security codes.