Author: Sherri Lonon / Source: Clearwater, FL Patch
CLEARWATER, FL — InterContinental Hotels Group, the company that owns such brands as Holiday Inn, Candlewood Suites and Crowne Plaza, has announced a major data breach potentially affecting more than 1,000 of its locations. The breach that may have compromised customer credit card information reportedly occurred between Sept. 29 and Dec. 29, 2016. A number of hotels in the Tampa Bay area may have been compromised, according to the company.
The conglomerate discovered malware on its credit card processing systems that tracked data from customer transactions, including guests’ names, credit card numbers, expiration dates and internal verification code. Customers who believe they may have been affected should check their credit card statements for unusual activity or fraudulent purchases.
The following properties in the Tampa Bay area may be impacted by the breach, according to IHG:
- Holiday Inn, 3535 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater
- Holiday Inn, 401 Second…
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