Some Hilton payment systems hit by malware

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By Larry Banks

Hotel company Hilton Worldwide Holdings said this week that it had identified malware in some of its payment systems that targeted payment card information.

An investigation by a third party discovered that the malware in question targeted specific card information including cardholder names, card numbers, security codes and expiration dates, said the Hilton. The information targeted is said not to include addresses or PINs, the company added.

Hilton says that customers who used their cards between November 18th and December 5th 2014 or April 21st to July 27th 2015 should check their bank statements. The owner of the Conrad and Double Tree hotels didn’t yet provide details about the number of cards that were affected.

This malware-releated revelation comes just a week after Starwood Hotels said that fifty four of its North American hotels were infected with malware that collects payment card data.

Shares of the company were unchanged on Tuesday, closing at $23.45 on the New York Stock Exchange.

SOURCE: Reuters.

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