Hilton investigates possible hack


If you have recently shopped at a Hilton gift shop, grabbed something at the hotel coffee bar or maybe eaten at one of their restaurants in the US, keep an eye on your credit card activities. According to security researcher Brian Krebs, Visa alerted financial organizations to a potential breach at Hilton between the dates of 21st of April to the 27th of July. The breach also could include Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Hampton Inn and Suites, and Waldorf Astoria properties.

While Hilton has yet to confirm that there has been a breach and customer information might have been misappropriated, they stated that they are looking into it.

According to a Hilton spokesman, "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. 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."

The compromised cards don't seem to have been used in its reservation process, but rather at point-of-sale registers, in places such as restaurants, coffee bars and gift shops.