Hackers steal credit card details at Wisconsin and Tennessee Wilderness resorts

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Bad news if you have been on vacation at one of the Wilderness resorts in Tennessee and Wisconsin in the last couple of years – hackers may now have your credit card details.

VacationLand Vendors Inc, a firm which provides arcade and vending machines to businesses, has revealed that a hacker broke into its credit card processing systems and stolen up to 40,000 credit card details.

The credit cards were used in arcades at the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort in Wisconsin, and the Wilderness at the Smokies Waterpark Resort in Tennessee.

Precise details of how the data breach occurred have not been made public, but the company has published a warning on its website, and advised customers to keep their eyes peeled for unusual transactions on their credit cards.

Vacationland Vendors says that it “deeply regrets” the security breach and…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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