September 29, 2022by James Chappell
The group said it had reported “criminal activity” to law enforcement agencies and enhanced security measures.
“As part of our recovery and safeguarding plans, we will continue to take additional steps to review and further enhance our safety measures,” IHG continued.
“We have also reported criminal activity to law enforcement. We will continue to work closely with our hotels and owners during this time.”
While IHG has downplayed the impact of the attack on guests, the group could face scrutiny from the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if any sensitive, private or personal data is found to have been compromised during the attack.
ICO Marriott International finally fined £18.4m after 2014 cyber attack On the system at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the system went undetected for four years.
It finally came to light in 2018 after Marriott acquired the brand in 2016. British Airways was also fined by the ICO for a data security breach.