FTC Sues Wyndham Over Data Breaches
Case is part of ongoing effort at commission to enforce company policies
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The Federal Trade Commission filed suit today against Wyndham Worldwide Corp. and three of its subsidiaries for failing to live up to its privacy and data security policies in violation of an FTC rule that prohibits "unfair or deceptive acts."
Between 2008 and 2009, on three separate occasions, hackers were able to gain access to 619,000 payment card accounts, leading to fraudulent charges on consumers' accounts and $10.6 million in fraud loss to an Internet domain registered in Russia.