Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Hilton Investigates Possible Credit Card Theft In Hotels

The famous Hilton hotel chain has launched an investigation after attackers may have stolen the credit card details of customers. IT journalist Brian Krebs was tipped by sources with five banks that fraud pattern with stolen credit card information to different hotels from the Hilton was traceable.

According to the sources involves various chains of Hilton in the United States, including the luxury Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, as well as Embassy Suites, Doubletree and Hampton Inn and Suites. How many hotels there may be hacked is unknown. The sources also stated that the incident possibly dating back to November 2014 and may still be going on.

In the past, criminals have often at hotels struck, for example, through gift shops and restaurants. By hacking the POS systems of these spots can be installed malware to steal credit card information along. The stolen data is then fraudulently. In May, it appeared that the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in a similar way to credit card information was stolen.

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