Hilton hotels have been fined for credit card breaches that took place in 2014 and 2015. They reached a settlement with the attorney generals of New York and Vermont and will be ordered to pay $700,000 in fines.
The breach exposed over 363,000 payment card numbers over two different incidents. In addition to not having secure credit card practices, the hotel brand was accused of reacting slowly when it came to informing their customers about the breach.
After the first breach it took them nine months to tell their customers about it, and after the second it took them three months to inform people. That’s obviously an issue since people aren’t always looking out for changes to their credit card account such as fraudulent charges.
Hilton has agreed to disclose any future incidents more quickly. Other hotels that have recently been affected by data seeking malware include InterContinental Hotels Group, Trump Hotels, Kimpton, and Rosen Hotels.