Road Warrior

Hackers latest target: Loyalty programs

Source: Rook Security

Cyberhackers want your loyalty these days, but not in a good way.

They are going after traveler loyalty programs, emptying out the points and turning them into swag and cash.

"The issue is that loyalty programs aren't usually treated as jewels to be protected until there's a problem," said J.J. Thompson, CEO and managing director of Rook Security, an Indianapolis-based security firm that has helped companies handle loyalty breaches.