Hackers Love Stealing Your Credit Card From Hotels

Make sure you check your credit card for suspicious charges after you use it at a hotel. A new study finds that 38% of credit card hacking cases involved hotels, way ahead of any other industry.

Thanks to lax and uneven adherence to security protocols at hotels, it doesn’t take very sophisticated methods to suck up gobs of customers’ credit card data. And the economic downturn has meant that some hotel operators have chosen to let security upgrades slide.

So, after you check out, make sure to check your credit card for any unwelcome guests on your billing statement.

Credit Card Hackers Visit Hotels All Too Often [NYT]