Breach, Compliance Management, Threat Management, Data Security, Privacy

New details released on zoo POS breach

Service Systems Associates (SSA), a third party vendor that handles retail and concession payments, released new details of a point-of-sale (POS) breach that several zoos and museums across the country earlier this year.  

SSA said the places involved are the Dallas Zoo, Detroit Zoo, El Paso Zoo, Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Herman Park Conservancy, Honolulu Zoo, Houston Zoo, Zoo Miami, Museum of Science and Industry (Tampa, Florida), Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, according to an Oct. 13 release.

SSA originally reported that the breach affected customers between March 23 and June 25 of this year but are now saying that customers were only affected between March 24 and May 20, 2015.

Timothy L. Brantley, CEO of SSA told that his company “will be indirectly notifying cardholders by notifying States' Attorneys General and appropriate statewide media,” in an Oct. 16 email correspondence.

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