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3 area hotels among nearly 1,200 possibly affected in data breach

The company that runs one Wilmington hotel is warning customers of a data breach. (Source: Raycom Media) The company that runs one Wilmington hotel is warning customers of a data breach. (Source: Raycom Media)
SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) -

The company that runs three hotels in New Hanover and Brunswick counties is warning customers of a data breach.

The InterContinental Hotel Group says credit card numbers, expiration dates, and security codes from guests at nearly 1,200 of its hotels were accessed by hackers between Sept. 29 and Dec. 29, 2016. 

The following hotels were affected in our area, according to IHG:

  • Staybridge Suites (5010 New Centre Drive in Wilmington)
  • Holiday Inn Express (1020 Grandiflora Drive in Leland)
  • Holiday Inn Express (3400 Southport-Supply Road in Bolivia)

IHG says hackers used malware to search for data from the magnetic strips on payment cards as they were routed through the affected hotel servers.

The company says customers should review credit card statements and request free credit reports from Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion.

Those who have questions and live in the United States can call IHG at 855-330-6367.

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