Breach, Threat Management, Data Security

Hackers compromise Wisconsin arcade supplier’s credit card systems

The personal information of tens of thousands of individuals is at risk after hackers broke into the credit card processing systems of Vacationland Vendors, a Wisconsin-based company that supplies arcade equipment and vending machines to businesses.

How many victims? 40,000.

What type of personal information? Credit and debit card information.

What happened? An unauthorized individual broke into the company's point-of-sale systems used to process credit and debit card transactions at resorts in Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Details: The affected resorts are Wilderness Waterpark Resort in Wisconsin Dells and the Smokies Resort in Sevierville, Tenn.

What was the response?  The company shut down the affected systems after discovering the breach. It is issuing warnings to customers who used a credit or debit card at either arcade between Dec. 12, 2008 and May 25, 2011.

Source: Associated Press via NBC26, “Data Breach-Vacationland Vendors,” Sept. 12, 2011.

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