A LoyaltyLobby reader gave us a tip that a Nordic hotel chain Scandic, which at one point was part of Hilton and still manages three Hilton hotels in Finland, has been affected by a hack.,,It appears that fraudsters have used automated bots to break into Scandic Friends accounts with weak passwords and then used points towards gift card awards (easy to resell).
,You can access Scandic
here.,Conclusion,It appears that the hackers didn’t breach Scandic systems inside like what happened with some other hotel-related hacks but rather tried to get access to member accounts by guessing their passwords using automated tools.,You should always use complicated passwords, and loyalty programs should have two-factor authentication in place for third-party merchandise awards that are more often fraudulent.,