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IHG warns of possible data breach at some US hotels

Sunday, 29 Dec, 2016 0
Hospitality giant Intercontinental Hotels Group has raised fears of a possible payment card breach at some US hotels.
 
IHG confirmed to Cybersecurity authority website KrebsOnSecurity that an investigation is underway, and it had instructed an external security firm to probe the matter after a pattern of fraud was detected on some customers’ cards.
 
"IHG takes the protection of payment card data very seriously. We were made aware of a report of unauthorized charges occurring on some payment cards that were recently used at a small number of U.S.-based hotel locations," an IHG statement said.
 
"We are committed to swiftly resolving this matter. In the meantime, and in line with best practice, we recommend that individuals closely monitor their payment card account statements.  If there are unauthorized charges, individuals should immediately notify their bank."
 
Just months ago another IHG brand, Kimpton & Restaurants, said it discovered a malware attack on point of sale systems at some of its hotels.
 
 

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