Hilton accounts used 4-digit PIN numbers. That’s not a lot of unique combinations, and Hilton decided that’s not secure enough.
In February Hilton reached out to let me know that they’re moving to passwords.. At the time they offered 1000 points to get you to update your password. But their IT wasn’t ready for their announced changes.
On March 12 they said they were ready.
Unfortunately it turned out that ‘ready’ meant ‘ready to get hacked’.
You were supposed to change your password by March 25 in order to get 1000 points. Well, the whole thing was a bit of a mess so you still can get the 1000 point to change your password, if you haven’t done so already.
According to the FAQ,
If you change your password between March 10 and April 10, 2015, you will receive the 1,000 Bonus Points. We are committed to getting points posted to your account as soon as possible
So you have until April 10 now to change your password and receive 1000 Hilton HHonors points for doing so. (They’re going to make you change to a password from a PIN anyway, so you might as well get the points.)
(HT: The Gate)