14 October 2021

Cyberattack cripples one of the world’s largest hotel chains


Cyberattack cripples one of the world’s largest hotel chains

Meliá Hotels International, a Spanish hotel chain, has suffered a cyberattack early October that affected operations at several hotels.

Meliá Hotels International (formerly Sol Meliá) is one of Spain's largest domestic operators of holiday resorts and the 17th biggest hotel chain worldwide. Currently the hotel chain operates 374 hotels in 40 countries on 4 continents under the brands Meliá, Gran Meliá, ME by Meliá, Paradisus, Innside by Meliá, TRYP by Wyndham, Sol Hotels and Club Meliá.

The cyberattack took place on Monday, October 4, and mainly impacted Meliá’s Spain-based operations, according to Spanish media reports. The attackers took down parts of the company’s internal network and some web-based servers, including its reservation system and public websites.

Meliá has also been working with Telefonica’s cybersecurity division to investigate the attack.

According to local news outlets, the company has been the victim of a ransomware attack, however, no known ransomware gang has taken responsibility for this incident as yet.

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