hiltonA couple of months ago it was reported that the Hilton hotel chain might have been the target of a hack. The company claimed at that time that they were investigating the issue and it looks like we have bad news for you guys. If you have recently stayed at any of Hilton’s hotels, the company has confirmed that they were hacked as a result of a malware that targeted their payment card information system.

According to Hilton’s Executive Vice President of Global Brands Jim Holthouser, “On behalf of Hilton Worldwide, we sincerely regret any inconvenience related to our recent announcement that we identified and eradicated unauthorized malware that targeted payment card information in some point-of-sale systems at our hotels.”

He goes on to reassure guests that the hotel has taken steps to further strengthen their systems to prevent something like this from happening again in the future, and that they have worked with the authorities to conduct a more thorough investigation. Based on their findings, “As a result of this investigation, we have determined that the payment card information may have included cardholder names, payment card numbers, security codes and expiration dates, but no addresses or personal identification numbers (PINs).”

Like we said if you have stayed at Hilton’s hotels recently then there is a chance you might have been one of the affected customers. If you’d like to avoid credit card scams, then we suggest that maybe you’ll want to carefully review your credit card statements and also you might want to cancel those cards associated just to be safe.

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