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InterContinental Data Breach Expands from 12 Hotels to Thousands
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 11:16:33 PM »
InterContinental Data Breach Expands from 12 Hotels to Thousands
19 April 2017, 10:32 pm

The data breach that affected the InterContinental Hotels Group a while back is far worse than originally thought, affecting thousands and thousands of visitors. 

Back in February, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced they had suffered a data breach in late December 2016. Originally, they said it was a minor problem, having impacted only 12 IHG-managed properties. 

Soon after, IHG called for help from cybersecurity professionals to sort out the mess. Their findings indicate a much deeper and worse problem. Attackers had apparently been able to install malware on the servers handling the payment card processing. This resulted in attackers gathering loads of data like cardholder names, card numbers, internal verification codes, which enabled them to clone cards and make fraudulent payments. 

Customers had been... (read more)

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