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Kimpton reviews cyber security after malware breach

Guest payment information is thought to have been compromised at around 60 US hotels

Pictured: About 60 hotels are thought to have been affected

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, owned by UK hotel group InterContinental (IHG), is tightening cyber security after a payment card software breach.

Around 60 US hotels are thought to have been affected by the malware which has compromised guests’ payment information, in cities from California to New York. The first reports of unauthorised charges emerged in July and following an investigation Kimpton has issued a list of hotels and restaurants that are believed to have been affected between 16 February and 7 July.

A Kimpton statement read: “We have resolved the issue and continue to work with the cyber security firms to further strengthen our existing security measures. We notified law enforcement and are also working with the payment card networks so that the banks that issue payment cards can be made aware and initiate heightened monitoring on the affected cards.”

If your delegates stayed at an affected hotel, a full list and contact information can be found here.

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