Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants has announced that it is investigating a point-of-sale credit and debit card breach affecting approximately two dozen of its properties in the U.S.
This makes Kimpton just another large hotel chain in the past two years that has become the victim of point-of-sale malware that allows the hackers to capture credit and debit card information remotely. The information is also sold to other criminals who buy goods and gift cards with the stolen card information.
Kimpton advises customers who have frequented one of its properties to check their credit and debit card statements to make sure there are no fraudulent charges and to notify their bank if they notice any fraudulent charges on their statements.
The number of credit and debit cards affected is presently unknown.