There is a possibility that InterContinental Hotels has experienced a data security breach.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), which currently owns more than 5000 global hotel locations, has launched an investigation due to a possible data security breach in one of their US chains.
Last week, it was brought to their attention that a pattern of fraud was recognised on payment cards, suggesting a breach across certain IHG properties. If that turns out to be the case, the data security breach will have mainly affected the Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express locations.
According to IHG’s spokesperson, the group takes the protection of payment card data very seriously and wants to resolve the matter as soon as possible. They recommend that card owners closely monitor their bank account statements and notify their banks immediately if they spot something out of the ordinary.
Upon learning of unauthorised credit card charges, IHG has immediately launched an investigation. The group is working with a leading computer security company to get to the bottom of this. Apart from that, they will continue working with the payment card networks.
A couple of months ago, a similar incident occurred when 20 US hotels operated by HEI Hotels & Resorts for Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt and InterContinental, confirmed that the payment card data of several transactions was compromised, affecting tens of thousands food, drink, and other transactions.
This is in line with other data security breaches we have seen as of late, including the one that happened at Hyatt Hotels and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.