Some Syracuse Holiday Inns impacted by company-wide data breach

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A data breach involving the Intercontinental Hotels Group could have possibly put your credit information at risk.

The group runs hotels like the Holiday Inn and Candlewood Suites.  The company says malware was installed at hotel equipment used when consumers check in.

They put a list of hotels impacted on their website and in the Syracuse area, the Holiday Inn Express on Widewaters Parkway in DeWitt, the Holiday Inn Express at the Syracuse airport, and the Candlewood Suites in the airport all made the list.

IHG has released data showing that cash registers at more than 1,000 of its properties were compromised between Sept. 29 and Dec. 29 of 2016.

“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 enhance security measures.  Law enforcement also has been notified,” the company said on their website.

They advise to review your credit card statements for any unauthorized activity and contact your bank if you see any unusual activity. 

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