HACKERS STEAL CREDIT CARD DATA FROM HOTEL CHAIN THAT OWNS HOLIDAY INN, OTHERS
Apr 21, 2017
By Bob Komsic
The British-based InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), which owns Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental and others, says credit card information of guest may have been stolen.
More than 1,000 locations across North America are impacted, including 113 in Canada, mostly Ontario and Alberta.
The majority of affected hotels in Canada are either Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express but Candlewood Suites, Staybridge Suites and Crown Plaza locations are also impacted.
It appears the data breach happened between September 29 and December 29, 2016, when hackers used malware to get information from cards used at the front desk, and in some cases at bars and restaurants in the hotels.
The breach was first revealed in February but at the time InterContinental Hotels thought only about a dozen locations in the U.S. were affected.
Anyone who used the hotels during that three month period is advised to review their statements and report any unauthorized charges to the credit card company.