February 7, 2017: InterContinental Hotels Group (“IHG”) confirmed this week that credit card payment systems at restaurants and bars in twelve of its hotels were breached by a malware attack.  IHG, the parent company of hotel chains including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Candlewood Suites and Kimpton Hotels and Resorts, discovered that consumers who credit or debit cards at restaurants or bars in twelve of IHG’s hotels during the period from approximately August 2016 through December 2016 were impacted by the breach.  According to IHG, the malware discovered on the hotels’ servers stole information including name, card numbers, expiration dates and internal verification codes from cards used at these locations.  The payment card information stolen could be used by cyberattackers for various wrongful purposes, including identity theft and the sale of information on the “dark web.”

IHG has not announced the number of individuals whose information was compromised in the attack, but IHG claims that those individuals were being notified.

Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. is conducting an investigation into the IHG data breach.  If you visited a restaurant or bar at an IHG hotel during the period from August 2016 and December 2016 and were notified by IHG that your personally identifiable information had been compromised, you may have a claim against IHG for compensation.

For additional information, please contact David J. Stone, Esq. at (212) 308-5858 or email investigations@bespc.com.

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