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November 25, 2015

Malware checks-in to Hilton hotels, payment data breached

News: Point-of-sale systems were targeted.

By James Nunns

Hackers have been taking aim at customer credit and debit card payments at Hilton hotels.

The hotel chain is the latest to be breached in the industry, following Starwood Hotels reporting that hackers had stolen customer credit and debit card information across 54 locations.

Hilton said that it has taken action to, "eradicate unauthorized malware that targeted payment card information in some point-of-sale systems."

The company owns around 4,500 hotels around the world, but no information has been given as to how many have been affected.

The company does suggest that customers should review card statements over a 17 week period, from the 18th of November to the 5th of December, 2014 or the 21st of April 27th of July 2015.

Malware is said to have potentially collected customer names, card numbers, security codes and expiration dates having infiltrated the payment systems at hotel restaurants, gift shops and other hotel locations.

It has not been confirmed if customer data has been stolen.

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