Breach, Data Security

Payment card breach at Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno


An undisclosed number of individuals are being notified that an attack may have compromised credit and debit cards used between October 2014 and February 2015 at the front desk of the Reno, Nev.-based Peppermill Resort Spa Casino.

How many victims? Undisclosed.

What type of personal information? Cardholder names, card numbers, expiration dates, and credit card security codes.

What happened? An attack may have compromised payment cards used at the Peppermill's front desk.

What was the response? New policies and procedures aimed at preventing future security incidents have been implemented. Affected individuals are being notified.

Details: Peppermill became aware of the incident in late April, and notification was delayed due to an ongoing law enforcement investigation. Payment cards may have been affected if used at the Peppermill front desk between Oct. 12, 2014, and Feb. 16.

Quote: “This security incident relates to the unauthorized and illegal acquisition, by criminal hackers, of certain kinds of credit and debit cards used at Peppermill's front desk,” a notification letter said.

Source:, “Breach Letter,” Oct. 5, 2015.

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