DATA BREACH AT INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS
Posted on 02/07/2017
InterContinental Hotels Group has confirmed it was hit by a payment card data breach a month ago, and admitted payment systems were compromised at a dozen hotels. According to an IHG statement cards used between August and December last year may be compromised.
"IHG has been working with the security firms to review IHG's security measures, confirm that this issue has been remediated, and evaluate ways to enhance IHG's security measures," a company statement said.
Hotels affected included IHG properties in Washington, DC, Florida, Aruba and Puerto Rico.
The breach affects transactions in restaurants and bars but not for room bookings or any other transactions conducted at hotel front desks.
IHG did not disclose how many cardholders may be potentially affected or if any suspect activity has been reported as a result of the breach.
Investigations are still ongoing with all hotels in the Americas region being checked.
IHG-owned Kimpton Hotels also reported a payment card breach last August and virtually all the hospitality industry's big players have been hit over the last few years including Hyatt and Marrott-owned Starwood Hotels and Trump hotels.