Hilton Looking Into Possible Hack Attack Affecting Guests Using Credit Cards At Its Restaurants, Gift Shops

Hilton Hotels says it’s looking into a possible hack attack connected to point-of-sale registers and a variety of Hilton properties. If you bought something at a restaurant, gift shop or other store at a Hilton property recently, you should take a closer look at your credit card statements for any fraudulent activity.

According to security researcher Brian Krebs, who cites sources at five different banks, the breach appears to have taken place between April 21 and July 27, and is likely limited to credit card transactions at those POS registers.

Hotels under the Hilton name, as well as the company’s Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Hampton Inn and Suites, and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts are believed to be affected.

Hilton now says it’s checking things out.

“Hilton Worldwide is strongly committed to protecting our customers’ credit card information. We have many systems in place and work with some of the top experts in the field to address data security,” the company said in a statement. “Unfortunately the possibility of fraudulent credit card activity is all too common for every company in today’s marketplace. We take any potential issue very seriously, and we are looking into this matter.”

If you bought anything at Hilton properties between April and July, now is definitely a good time to check out your credit card statements and look for any fraudulent charges from that hotel. The incident could date back to November 2014, however, and may still be ongoing.

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