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Hotel group confirms data breach nationwide, includes several Oregon locations

Holiday Inn (KATU file)

Five hotels in the Portland area are included in a security breach that has affected more than 1,200 hotels nationwide. The hotel group that includes Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and other locations warned customers of a data breach Wednesday.

InterContinental Hotels Group said in a statement that information was compromised between Sept. 29 and Dec. 29, 2016.

Hotels affected in the Portland area:

  • Holiday Inn, 8439 NE Columbia Boulevard (Portland)
  • Holiday Inn Express 11938 NE Airport Way (Portland)
  • Staybridge Suites, 11936 NE Glenn Widing Drive (Portland)
  • Holiday Inn Express, 477 NW Phoenix Drive (Troutdale)
  • Crowne Plaza, 14811 Kruse Oaks Drive (Lake Oswego)

A number of other hotels in Seattle, Bend and Eugene were also compromised, so anyone who traveled to those areas may be at risk if you stayed in a hotel.

The InterContinental Hotels Group statement said cash registers at more than 1,200 of its hotels nationwide were infected with malware specifically designed to steal private credit card and debit card information. The company says the malware was able to gain information like names, card numbers, pin numbers and expiration dates.

"The malware searched for track data (which sometimes has cardholder name in addition to 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 hotel server. There is no indication that other guest information was affected," a press release states.

If you stayed at these locations during those three months, the company suggests you look over your card statements.

The Better Business Bureau advises you keep an eye on your statements, and to immediately contact your bank if you see any suspicious charges.

For more information on which properties were exposed, click here.

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