In one of the latest payment card data breaches reported affecting the hotel industry, InterContinental Hotels Group said that 12 hotels in the United States were compromised.
The latest disclosure comes about a month, Reuters reported, after the firm said it was investigating data breach claims.
The newswire said that malware that hid in servers managed to uncover and capture what is known as “track” data – which includes names, card numbers and codes — over a timeframe ranging from Aug. to Dec. 2016. Those cards had been used at food establishments, including restaurants and bars, and did not include cards used at front desks.
The latest breaches include the InterContinental-owned Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants. The firm said at the end of 2016 that it had hired cybersecurity firms to investigate possible other breaches in the United States.
The company did not quantify the number of cards used or affected or if, in fact, data had been stolen.