Due to a technical error, this update was published yesterday without the body of the blog.


I previously shared Brian Krebs’ story about a major data breach at numerous hotels under the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Mr. Krebs reported that on Friday, February 3rd, IHG confirmed that the breach had happened at 12 hotels around the United States. As he reported, IHG said the data that was stolen is from credit cards used at the restaurants and bars at these hotels but not from credit cards used at the front desks of the hotels.

Mr. Krebs has included a list of the 12 hotels in his article which I urge everyone to read since the IHG parent company includes Holiday Inns among many other brands (https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/02/intercontinental-confirms-breach-at-12-hotels).

Anyone who has stayed at one of the listed hotels needs to be extra diligent in checking credit card statements for any suspicious activities.