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Intercontinental Hotel Breach

We changed our blog platform recently and a few of our posts did not migrate over. This blog is from February tenth, 2017.

Now that the week is coming to a close, it is time for yet another Frontline blog! This week, we decided it would be a good idea to look at the Intercontinental Hotel Breach that has been happening over the last several months.

We believe that everyone should be as informed as possible before making a purchase, and a hotel stay or dinner is no different. Dozens of point-of-sale systems were breached with malware, infecting them and allowing the fraudsters out there to collect credit card information. It looks like if you only used your card at the infected locations, then you are perfectly fine. It was only restaurants that got hit with this breach.

The companies involved have been hard at work to remedy this situation and revert any damage sustained from these breaches; while also stopping them entirely from happening again in the future.

Here is a snippet from an article over at Data Breach Today:

“We have been working with the security firms to review our security measures, confirm that this issue has been remediated and evaluate ways to enhance our security measures,” IHG says. “We have also notified law enforcement and are working with the payment card networks so that the banks that issue payment cards can be made aware and initiate heightened monitoring on the affected cards.”

If you would like to read more from the article in question, you can find that here:


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