Wyndham Hotels challenges FTC security suit over breaches
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Phoenix to dismiss a complaint launched by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the chain's repeated security breaches.
According to the FTC, the offenses began when Russian hackers breached Wyndham's Phoenix data center in 2008 and stole the financial information of customers, leading to two subsequent breaches in a two-year period.
The FTC filed a lawsuit against Wyndham in June, claiming that more than $10 million in fraudulent purchases were made with hundreds of thousands of credit card numbers belonging to customers. In response, Parsippany, N.J.-based Wyndham moved to dismiss the complaint on Aug. 27, saying in its filing that the FTC “singled out” Wyndham in “unprecedented litigation.”
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