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Holiday Inn hotels in Surfside Beach, North Myrtle Beach may be affected by data breach

The Holiday Inn in Surfside Beach. (Source: Google Maps) The Holiday Inn in Surfside Beach. (Source: Google Maps)
The Holiday Inn Express in North Myrtle Beach. (Source: Google Maps) The Holiday Inn Express in North Myrtle Beach. (Source: Google Maps)

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Two local Holiday Inn hotels may have been affected by a data breach that affected over 1,200 locations nationwide.

The company the runs Holiday Inn and Crown Plaza hotels is warning customers of the data breach, which potentially exposed credit card numbers, expiration dates and security codes from guests at nearly 1,200 locations.

The InterContinental Hotel Group says  the locations were accessed by hackers between Sept. 29 and Dec. 29, 2016. 

The Holiday Inn Oceanfront at Surfside Beach at 1601 N. Ocean Boulevard, and the Holiday Inn Express in North Myrtle Beach at 722 Highway 17 are the two local hotels affected, according to IHG.

IHG says malware searched for data from the magnetic strips of payment cards as they were routed through affected hotel servers.

The company says customers should review card statements and free credit reports with places like Equifax, Experian and TransUnion for any unauthorized activity.

Those who have questions and reside in the U.S. are asked to call IHG at 855-330-6367.

Read the full statement from IHG with more information on how to protect your financial data here.

Click here to search all the affected hotel locations.

WCSC contributed to this report.

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