The List Of IHG Hotels Impacted By Credit Card Hack: Are You Affected?
Last month, IHG announced they were investigating a hack of data, but they didn’t have very many details. On Friday, the hotel released the list of 12 hotels that were impacted. It seems that malware was placed in credit card terminals at the below locations. The good news is that it does not impact people who did not use the restaurants/bars, as front desks were not impacted.
According to a statement put out by the company, “Findings show that malware was installed on servers that processed payment cards used at restaurants and bars of 12 IHG managed properties. Cards used at the front desk of these properties were not affected. The malware searched for track data (cardholder name, card number, expiration date, and internal verification code) read from the magnetic stripe of a payment card as it was being routed through the affected server.”
|Restaurant Name(s)||Bar Name(s)||Hotel Address (Name)||Start Date||End Date|
|Sevens Bar & Grill||777 Bellew Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035 (Crowne Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley)||8/1/2016||12/20/2016|
|Bristol Bar & Grille||1300 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Holiday Inn San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf)||8/1/2016||12/11/2016|
|Mari Los Angeles||Copper Lounge||2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067 (InterContinental Los Angeles Century City)||8/1/2016||12/20/2016|
|Knob Hill Club||Top of the Mark||999 California Street, San Francisco, California 94108 (InterContinental Mark Hopkins)||8/17/2016||12/15/2016|
|Luce||Bar 888||888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (InterContinental San Francisco)||8/18/2016||12/15/2016|
|Southern Art Restaurant||Bourbon Bar||3315 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 (InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta)||8/1/2016||11/9/2016|
|Michael Jordan’s Steak House & Bar; Center Court||Eno||505 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile)||8/1/2016||12/15/2016|
|Cafe Du Parc||Round Robin||1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004 (InterContinental The Willard)||8/1/2016||12/2/2016|
|Sea Breeze Restaurant & Bar; Oceanside Bar & Grill; Da Vinci Ristorante; Corals Restaurant; Pizza Now!||Palm Bar||J. E. Irausquin Boulevard #230, Palm Beach, Aruba (Holiday Inn Resort – Aruba)||8/1/2016||11/28/2016|
|Signatures Restaurant||Proof Vodka Bar; Sky Lounge||220 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S1T8, Canada (InterContinental Toronto Yorkville)||8/1/2016||11/28/2016|
|Trattoria Italiana; Caio Mediterranean; Akua; La Bodeguita||Q-Bar; Ottana Bar; SAK-I||5961 Isla Verde Ave, Carolina, PR 00979 (InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino)||8/1/2016||11/28/2016|
|Restaurant at former Holiday Inn Nashville Airport||2200 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214 (Holiday Inn Nashville Airport)||8/1/2016||9/1/2016|
How Can You Protect Your Identity?
IHG offers the following advice on keeping on top of your idenity and preventing fraud. There is no word yet on if the company intends to offer credit monitoring services for the breach, but in the meantime they suggest the following:
We recommend that you remain vigilant for incidents of fraud or identity theft by reviewing your account statements and free credit reports for any unauthorized activity. You may obtain a copy of your credit report, free of charge, once every 12 months from each of the three nationwide credit reporting companies. To order your annual free credit report, please visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call toll free at 1-877-322-8228. Contact information for the three nationwide credit reporting companies is as follows:
Equifax, PO Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374, www.equifax.com, 1-800-685-1111
Experian, PO Box 2002, Allen, TX 75013, www.experian.com, 1-888-397-3742
TransUnion, PO Box 2000, Chester, PA 19016, www.transunion.com, 1-800-916-8800
If you believe you are the victim of identity theft or have reason to believe your personal information has been misused, you should immediately contact the Federal Trade Commission and/or the Attorney General’s office in your state. You can obtain information from these sources about steps an individual can take to avoid identity theft as well as information about fraud alerts and security freezes. You should also contact your local law enforcement authorities and file a police report. Obtain a copy of the police report in case you are asked to provide copies to creditors to correct your records. Contact information for the Federal Trade Commission is as follows:
Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Response Center, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20580, 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338), www.ftc.gov/idtheft