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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Investigating Possible Card Breach

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants released a statement that it is investigating a credit card breach. The statement comes after Krebs on Security reported it had “reached out to San Francisco-based Kimpton 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 Kimpton statement asserts that the company “takes the protection of payment card data very seriously” and that it was made aware of a report of unauthorized charges occurring on cards that were previously used legitimately at Kimpton properties.

The release from Kimpton Hotels says that upon learning of the potential breach, it launched an investigation and engaged a leading security firm to provide support. 

The release concludes by saying: “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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