Guest credit-card details stolen due to Malware attack on Hilton Hotels

Hilton Worldwide has confirmed that they have been attacked by malware targeting customer credit card information.

The luxury hotel chain released a statement confirming its systems had been affected over a seventeen-week period, from November 18 to December 5, 2014 and April 21 to July 27, 2015.

“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.


“You have my personal assurance that we take this matter very seriously, and we immediately launched an investigation and further strengthened our systems.  However, as a precautionary measure, you may want to review and monitor your payment card statements if you used a payment card at a Hilton Worldwide hotel over the above time periods.

“We have worked with third-party forensics experts, law enforcement and payment card companies to conduct a thorough investigation. 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),” the company wrote.