Another company is added to the list of data breaches for 2017. News of the breach was released last Friday by Holiday Inns parent company IHG. Holiday Inn Express locations in Keene, North Conway and Durham were identified in an April 14 consumer alert. Here you will find a full list of properties effected.
According to Krebs on Security, fraud prevention agencies and financial institutions were seeing a pattern of fraud on customer credit and debit cards that suggested a breach at some IHG properties — particularly Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express locations.
The statement below was issued by IHG, the parent company of Holiday Inn.
“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. We immediately launched an investigation, which includes retaining a leading computer security firm to provide us with additional support. We continue to work with the payment card networks.”
“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. Payment card network rules generally state that cardholders are not responsible for such charges.”
According to an article in the NH Union Leader, IHG locations that had implemented the company’s secure payment system before Sept. 29 were not affected. That system provides “point-to-point” encryption, the company said.
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