Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Hilton Hotels fined $700,000 for credit card data breaches

The company behind Hilton Hotels is paying a $700,000 (£525,000) fine after being accused of mishandling two separate credit card data breaches.

The attacks were in 2014 and 2015.

More than 363,000 accounts were put at risk, although it remains unclear whether the perpetrators managed to extract any details.

US government investigators said the firm had taken too long to warn customers and had lacked adequate security measures.

The penalty will be divided between the states of New York and Vermont. Their attorney generals agreed the settlement with the company, which operates properties under the Waldorf Astoria, Conrad Hotels and DoubleTree brands in addition to Hilton.

BBC        News.