Wyndham Hotels Sued By FTC Over Data Breaches, Fraud

Law360, New York (June 26, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT) -- Wyndham Worldwide Corp.'s failure to adequately secure hotel guests' personal information led to three breaches and millions of dollars in fraud losses, the Federal Trade Commission alleged in a suit filed Tuesday that echoed claims the agency has previously asserted against Facebook Inc. and Google Inc.

Despite representations in the privacy policy posted on its website that consumers' data would be protected from outside intrusions, Wyndham has failed since at least 2008 to require the use of complex passwords difficult for hackers to guess; to employ...
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