Sabre says the breach involved its SynXis Enterprise Platform. According to the company's website, that SaaS software is used at more than 36,000 locations, ranging from small, independent hotels to large, global chains, and provides both property management as well as a central reservations system. "We are investigating an incident involving unauthorized access to payment information contained in a subset of hotel reservations processed through the Sabre Hospitality Solutions SynXis Central Reservation system," Sabre says in a May 2 10-Q quarterly filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. That SaaS system is designed to provide rate and inventory management capabilities for hotels. Sabre spokesman Timothy Enstice tells Information Security Media Group that it has hired FireEye's Mandiant to assist with its digital forensic investigation. "Our Sabre Hospitality Solutions customers are being notified of the investigation with a commitment to keep them informed," Enstice says. "Consistent with our steadfast commitment to providing world-class security for our solutions and support for our customers, we have dedicated internal staff and independent cyber experts to complete this investigation as quickly as possible." Get the full story at Bank Info Security