Cyberattack disrupts bookings for IHG hotels

For the past three days, one of the world’s largest hotel companies has been unable to accept online bookings due to a cyber attack. On Tuesday, InterContinental Hotels Group announced that “unauthorized activity” had been “significantly disruptive” to its IT systems since the end of Labor Day weekend. IHG operates 6,028 hotels in more than 100 countries, with some of the company’s better-known brands including Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Regent.

When Engadget went to booking on Wednesday morning and clicked “Check Availability” or “Book Now,” we saw a pop-up asking us to call or email the hotel to make a reservation. “IHG is working to fully recover all systems as soon as possible and to assess the nature, extent and impact of the incident,” the company said in a , giving some more details about what happened. It is working with external experts and regulators to investigate the cyber attack.

indicates that the disruption could be the result of a ransomware attack. In , IHG found that over 1,000 of its US hotels were infected with malware designed to steal credit card information. More recently, it was alleged that data was stolen from the Holiday Inn Istanbul Kadıköy over the past month.

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