Midlands, SC Hotels Among Many Impacted by National Data Breach

Some of the incidents happened at locations in the Midlands.

ATLANTA -- The company behind several well-known hotels such as Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza is warning its customers of a data breach that may compromise credit card information.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), which has corporate offices in Atlanta, reports that certain franchisees hotels in the Americas were alerted to fraudulent charges being made on cards that were previously used at their locations. The company said that it hired a cyber security firm to look into potential identity theft and found malware at some locations designed to steal information.

The company believes the malware searched for track data which can sometimes include card numbers, expiration dates and internal verification codes.

The hotels so far identified are all in the United States and Puerto Rico, but the company is still investigating other properties in the Americas and will update its look-up tool when the investigation is complete, Neil Hirsch, InterContinental Hotels communications director for the Americas told USA TODAY.

At this point, the breaches appeared to have happened between Sept. 29, 2016 and Dec. 29, 2016.

IHG is advising consumers to remain vigilant by reviewing payment card statements for any unauthorized activity and immediately reporting  any unauthorized charges to the card issuer. Payment card rules generally provide that cardholders are not responsible for unauthorized charges reported in a timely manner. The phone number to call is usually on the back of your payment card.

IHG is also offering more information to U.S. residents at 855-330-6367 and for residents outside the U.S. at 800-290-9989 - both from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST on weekdays.

The company also advises consumers check their Equifax, Experian and TransUnion credit scores. A full updated list can be found at the company's website.

In the Midlands, impacted locations include: 

Blythewood

Columbia

Lexington

Newberry

Santee

Hotels were also impacted in Anderson, Charleston, Clemson, Greenville, Hardeeville, Hilton Head Island, Little River, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Spartanburg and Surfside Beach. See the FULL LIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blythewood

Holiday Inn Express (120 Creech Road)

Columbia

Holiday Inn Express (1011 Clemson Frontage Rd)

Candlewood Suites (921 Atlas Road)

Lexington

Hotel Indigo
500 College Avenue

Atlanta

Hotel Indigo
2857 Paces Ferry Road SE

Holiday Inn
1380 Virginia Avenue

Holiday Inn Express
3833 Princeton Lakes Court SW

Holiday Inn Express
2920 Clairmont Road

Staybridge Suites
23 Linden Avenue

Braselton

Holiday Inn Express
2069 Highway 211 NW

Bremen

Holiday Inn Express
124 Highway 27 Bypass

Buford

Holiday Inn Express
4951 Bristol Industrial Way

Holiday Inn Express
2499 Satellite Boulevard

Canton

Holiday Inn Express
713 Transit Avenue

Conyers

Holiday Inn Express
1302 Green Street SE

Dahlonega

Holiday Inn Express
835 S. Chestatee Street

Fayetteville

Holiday Inn Express
140 East Lanier Avenue

Griffin

Holiday Inn Express
1900 North Expressway

Lavonia

Holiday Inn Express
110 Ownes Drive

Ringgold

Holiday Inn Express
38 Vining Circle

Roswell

Holiday Inn
909 Holcomb Bridge Road

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