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Credit Card Stealing Malware Breached 1200 InterContinental Hotels

Earlier time, InterContinental Hotels Group said in regards to 100 of its hotels were hacked, however now it turned out the number is 1200.

InterContinental Hotels Group said about 100 of its hotels were breached, but now it turned out a few months earlier, it was reported that a number of InterContinental hotels have been targeted by credit card stealing malware and now the InterContinental Hotels Group has confirmed that the reports were actually genuine.

The breached is believed to have started in late September and since then, attacks have targeted at least 1200 InterContinental Hotels, according to TheVergeBlog. the number is 1200.

Official Response of InterContinental Hotels Group:

On behalf of franchisees, IHG has been working closely with the payment card networks as well as with the cyber security firm to confirm that the malware has been eradicated and evaluate ways for franchisees to improve safety measures.  Law enforcement also has been notified.

According to KrebsonSecurity (The TopNotch Cyber Security Journalist investigating this matter), the hacker installed the malware in the point-of-sale software via remote hacking tools, allowing them to steal credit card information of customers every time a credit card is swiped.

While the IHG officials are working closely with KrebsonSecurity, they have advised their customers to look out for any suspicious activity in their bank statements and immediately report any suspicious activity to the bank officials. 

Via: HackRead

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