A lot of people stayed in hotels over the holidays. Now that holiday stay might turn into a headache.
The hotel group that includes Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, and other locations is warning it’s customers of a data breach between September 29 and December 29, 2016 at 1200 of it’s hotels, including many in Illinois.
InterContinental Hotels Group confirms computers accessing payment card data at front desks may have been compromised by malware.
“The malware searched for track data (which sometimes has cardholder name in addition to card number, expiration date, and internal verification code) read from the magnetic stripe of a payment card as it was being routed through the affected hotel server. There is no indication that other guest information was affected,” a news release states.
IHG has now published an updated list of affected locations, which span 49 states, plus Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. For more information on which properties were exposed, click here.