Author: Elizabeth Weise / Source: USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO – Front desk cash registers at more than 1,200 hotels in the InterContinental Hotels Group, which includes the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza brands, were infected with malware that stole customer debit and credit card data between September 29, 2016 and December 29, 2016, the company said.
InterContinental originally said only a dozen properties were affected, but has now expanded the list.
The initial breach was reported in December by the security news site KrebsOnSecurity.
The hotel chain has not published a full list of the properties that were affected but instead offered a state-by-state lookup page. U.S. shares (IHG) of the U.K. company were down 0.1%.
Of the company’s brands, only Holiday Inn, Crown Plaza, Hotel indigo, Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites were affected, it said.
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