Breach, Data Security

Second Affinity Gaming card breach did not involve casino, ATM transactions


Further investigation into the second Affinity Gaming payment card breach to be announced in six months has revealed that only hotel, retail, and food and beverage transactions were potentially affected – not casino gaming or ATM transactions, according to a Thursday update.

At the end of April, Affinity Gaming revealed that it had begun investigating a breach – with law enforcement and gaming regulatory officials, as well as Mandiant – that involved unauthorized access being gained to the system that processes customer payment cards.

An update posted earlier in May revealed that payment cards used after April 28 had not been compromised and that security measures were being enhanced.

In December 2013, Affinity Gaming announced that hackers compromised its systems and stole payment card data on up to 300,000 cardholders.

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