In January, 50 Arizona companies reportedly were victims of a data breach

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PHOENIX – A national company specializing in point-of-sale systems said Tuesday that a data breach could have touched 50 hotels and restaurants in Arizona this month.

North Country Business Products said that an investigation into a "suspicious activity" had discovered that an unauthorized party had deployed malware in many of the companies served.

The outside party potentially had access to credit and debit card information from consumers who frequented some restaurants and hotels between January 3 and 24.

These companies included Holiday Inn, Zipp's Sports Grill and Someburros in cities including the metropolis Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tucson and Yuma.

The problem has since been corrected, but customers are encouraged to review account statements to detect signs of identity theft and fraud.

Anyone who thinks their information has been compromised can contact 1-877-204-9537. You will find a complete list of the stores concerned here.

Ayano Nagaishi and Associated Press of KTAR News 92.3 FM contributed to the writing of this report.

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