Holiday Inn parent company reports widespread information breach

Posted April 20, 2017 3:26 p.m. EDT

Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Fayetteville

InterContinental Hotels Group, the parent company of brands that include Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites, is warning guests that some credit card information was compromised for stays between Sept. 29, 2016, and Jan. 1, 2017.

The company said malicious software was able to lift personal information from the magnetic stripes on cards used for payment, stealing enough data to permit the use of the cards for unauthorized charges elsewhere.

IHG has posted a search tool for guests to check if their hotel was a part of the hack. It includes a long list of cities affected in North Carolina, including Raleigh, Fayetteville, Greenville, Roanoke Rapids and Wilmington.