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InterContinental Confirms Security Breach At 12 US Hotels

Investigation reveals payment cards of customers were compromised between August and December.

InterContinental Hotels Group Plc has confirmed there was a malware attack on 12 of its hotels in the US, and payment cards used at the restaurants and bars were compromised, Reuters reports. While it did not release more details of the breach, InterContinental clarified that front desk customers were not victimized.

Properties affected by the breach, which occurred between August and December last year, include InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, the InterContinental San Francisco and Holiday Inn Resort – Aruba. Investigation into other properties continues.

Cybersecurity firms were  hired by the group last December following reports of a possible violation.

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