Kimpton Hotels Investigates Possible Payment Card Breach

  • Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
  • 07.27.16
According to the security website blogger KrebsOnSecurity, Brian Krebs reported to have reached out to Kimpton Hotels and Resorts on July 22, 2016, “after hearing from three different sources in the financial industry about a pattern of card fraud that suggested a card breach at close to two-dozen Kimpton hotels across the country.”

The KrebsOnSecurity post goes on to read, “Assuming a breach at Kimpton is confirmed, the company would join a long list of hotel brands that have acknowledged card breaches over the last year after prompting by KrebsOnSecurity, including Trump Hotels (twice), Hilton, Mandarin Oriental, and White Lodging (twice). Breaches also have hit hospitality chains Starwood Hotels and Hyatt.”

Yesterday, the boutique hotel brand posted the following on its website:

July 26, 2016
Payment Card Data Update

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants takes the protection of payment card data very seriously. Kimpton was recently made aware of a report of unauthorized charges occurring on cards that were previously used legitimately at Kimpton properties. As soon as we learned of this, we immediately launched an investigation and engaged a leading security firm to provide us with support. 

We are committed to swiftly resolving this matter. In the meantime, and in line with best practice, we recommend that individuals closely monitor their payment card account statements.  If there are unauthorized charges, individuals should immediately notify their bank. Payment card network rules generally state that cardholders are not responsible for such charges.



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