Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants breach

Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants has announced that the point-of-sale systems at 62 of their boutique hotels and/or restaurants have been compromised by malware between February 16, 2016 and July 7, 2016.

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Announced: August 31, 2016

Description of the breach: Malware infected the point-of-sale systems of 62 Kimpton Hotels and/or their coinciding restaurants. This malware was collecting the card numbers, expiration dates, internal verification codes, and in some cases, the names of cardholders/guests of the company’s boutique hotels and restaurants.

Although this breach has since been secured, Kimpton is reminding their guests that it is always wise to closely monitor their credit accounts for fraudulent activity. If any suspicious activity is spotted, guests should immediately contact their bank or card issuer to avoid any liability for unauthorized charges.

Data breach period: February 16, 2016 to July 7, 2016

List of affected hotels and restaurants: https://www.kimptonhotels.com/promos/payment-card-notification-property-list

Official information from Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants: https://www.kimptonhotels.com/promos/payment-card-notification

Contact Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants: (888) 339-3142

More coverage of this breach: Krebs on Security