Suspected data breach at Holiday Inn, Marriott hotelsFebruary 4, 2014 – 5:13 AM
Lodgers at Holiday Inns, Marriott and Renaissance hotels may have had their payment card details compromised following a new disclosure on Monday of suspected point-of-sale device attacks.
White Lodging Services, a hotel management company, warned in a news release it suspects point-of-sale systems at restaurants and lounges on 14 of its properties were compromised between March 20, 2013 and Dec. 16, 2013.
Guests who did not use their card at restaurants and lounges, as well as those who used their room account for purchases from those outlets, were not affected, it said.
The Merrillville, Indiana-based company said it manages hotels under agreement with hotels owners and is a separate entity from the specific hotel brands it operates.
The company said it has contacted federal law enforcement and initiated a forensic review of its properties. It runs more than 169 hotels in 21 U.S. states.
“We deeply regret and apologize for any inconvenience caused by this incident and remain committed to protecting all information entrusted to us by our guests,” it said.