Hackers Swipe Credit Card Data from Hilton, Doubletree and More

Hilton Hotel Hack

What Happened?

Hilton Worldwide is investigating a potential hack of customer credit and debit card information at a number of their U.S. Hilton hotels and franchise property locations. Hotels under the Hilton name, as well as the company’s Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Hampton Inn and Suites and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts may be affected by this data breach. Continue reading

Mass Zoo Data Breaches Bring Consumer Safety to Light

Point-of-Sale System Breach Zoo Fighting Identity Crimes

In early July, nine different zoos including the Detroit and Cincinnati Zoo, suffered four-month-long data breaches. Visitors who used their debit or credit card at one of these facilities’ food or retail vendors may be at risk of having a crook overtake their finances.

This widespread — and somewhat obscure — compromise of customer data raises the question: “How could this many zoos suffer data breaches at the same time?”

The answer is actually quite simple, but is rarely top of mind for consumers as we go about our day-to-day lives. Continue reading