Credit card data breach discovered at 1,175 hotels nationwide
(MEREDITH) — If you stayed at a hotel during the last few months of 2016, it might be smart to check your credit card transactions. A massive credit card data breach at 1,175 hotels has exposed the payment information of potentially thousands of customers of hotels like Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Crowne Plaza.
Parent company InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) launched an internal investigation into the data breach earlier this year and found that malware had accessed payment data of cards used at the front desks of certain hotels between Sept. 29, 2016, and Dec. 29, 2016. IHG has over 5,000 hotels, including Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn Resort.