Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. Identified Malware and has Taken Action for Correction

Hilton-WorldwideOn Tuesday, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. said was hit by a security lined to customer payments made at its hotels through the customers’ credit and debit card at its hotels. That prompted the company to launch an investigation globally to decide the reach of the breach.

Recently, the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. said that in a security breach, hackers stole customer credit-card and debit-card information. The breach is thought to have lasted for almost eight months at fifty four locations.

The McLean, Virginia based company becomes the most recent among the hotel operator to face a hacked as a flurry recent security breaches the last two years.

Earlier, the Trump Hotel Collection and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group along with other hotel brands had earlier warned guests regarding a possible security breaches.

In the case of Hilton, still things are unclear about how many among the 4,500 hotels globally have been affected due to the breach.

According to Hilton, an infiltrated payments systems at hotel’s restaurants, gift shops and varied hotel locations with registers may have been affected. The malware in the system might have collected names of the customers, their card numbers along with expiry dates as well as security codes.

According to a statement released by the company on Tuesday related to the breach, “Hilton immediately launched an investigation and has further strengthened its systems.”