Menu
Hilton says malware targeted its credit card system

Hilton says malware targeted its credit card system

Customer card details were stolen over a 17-week period

Hilton Worldwide says it has identified and removed malware that targeted card payment systems at some of its hotels over a 17 week period from late 2014 to mid 2015.

The malware collected cardholder names, payment card numbers, security codes and expiration dates, the company said in a statement. The hotel chain is advising its customers to check their payment card statements for any unauthorized activity.

"As a precautionary measure, customers may wish to review and monitor their payment card statements if they used a payment card at a Hilton Worldwide hotel over a seventeen-week period, from Nov. 18 to Dec. 5, 2014 or April 21 to July 27, 2015," the company said.

Hilton operates a large number of hotels, not all under the Hilton brand. The company's other brands include Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Curio, Hampton Inn and Suites, Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.

Hilton said in September that is was investigating a possible hack of its computer system.

It's not the only hotel chain to be recently targeted by hackers.

Late last week Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide said "a limited number" of its hotels in North America were targeted with malware that stole customer payment card details.

While it's not clear if it was the same malware as that aimed at Hilton, it stole the same four pieces of customer information.

The Starwood hack spanned the period between Nov. 7, 2014, and lasted as late as June 30, 2015.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

HP channel recognised at 2017 Partner Awards

HP channel recognised at 2017 Partner Awards

The HP Partner Awards 2017 at Shed 10 kicked off with an AMD-sponsored hackers lounge, a mysterious gaming style area filled with dry ice and red lasers, the waiters wearing Mr Robot style masks.

HP channel recognised at 2017 Partner Awards
Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30

Leading figures within the technology industry across New Zealand came together to celebrate 30 years of success for Lexel Systems, at a milestone birthday occasion at St Matthews in the City.​

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30
HP re-imagines education through Auckland event launch

HP re-imagines education through Auckland event launch

HP New Zealand held an inaugural Evolve Education event at Aotea Centre in Auckland, welcoming over 70 principals, teachers and education experts to explore ways of shaping and enhancing learning using technology.

HP re-imagines education through Auckland event launch
Show Comments