Hilton appears to be the most recent victim of POS malware responsible for stealing the credit card of information of customers. In this case, a pattern of stolen credit cards can be traced back to gift shop and restaurant registers at Hilton properties around the US. This includes Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn and Suites and Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts.
Alerts first surfaced in August when Visa sent a memo to various financial institutions that they had discovered a breach from April 2015 to July of the same year, though some sources speculate that the breach went back as far as November of 2014. Vias's policy prohibited them from naming what company was breached, but several banks figured out the Hilton commonality.
Hilton released the following statement:
“Hilton Worldwide is strongly committed to protecting our customers’ credit card information. We have many systems in place and work with some of the top experts in the field to address data security. Unfortunately the possibility of fraudulent credit card activity is all too common for every company in today’s marketplace. We take any potential issue very seriously, and we are looking into this matter."
It's not currently known how many hotels were affected.