FireKeepers Casino confirms 85k credit/debit cards compromised

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek is confirming that credit and debit cards used for food, beverage and retail purchases over a seven month period may have been compromised.

In a statement on the casino’s website, they say that data security experts determined that charges made between September 7, 2014 and April 25, 2015 may have been affected by unauthorized access into their computer system.  About 85,000 accounts may have been compromised. The incident was discovered on April 16.

The statement says that a file storage server containing personal information for certain customers, employees and their dependents has also been affected.  They say there is no evidence that any of the information on the server was misused, but they are alerting people as a precaution.

The casino is making free credit monitoring and identity protection available for one year to those who may have been affected.  Click here for the link to the AllClearID site.

The casino says  they have undertaken “an aggressive response to investigate and resolve this incident, enhance our data security, and support our customers and employees.”

For the complete statement, click HERE.

 

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