InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, has been hit by a cyberattack that resulted in its booking systems being knocked offline.
IHG explained, due to “unauthorized activity,” that resulted in disruption of its booking channels and other applications. IHG stated that it had implemented incident response plans, notified regulatory authorities and engaged external specialists to investigate the incident. Working on full swing to restore all systems and analyzing the indepth impact.
The company informed regulatory authorities would suggest that data may have been stolen. If data has been stolen, the breach could be large. IHG runs 6,029 hotels with 882,897 rooms in more than 100 countries. The company also employs 325,000 people.
Still nothing has been confirmed from IHG end, all news that gets circulated is pure speculation and no threat group claimed responsibility.
This is not the first time IHG has been hit by a cyberattack. Some 1,200 hotels in the group were affected by an intrusion in 2016.
Also, IHG is the owner of famous hotels like Holiday Inn, Regent, Crown Plaza.