Data Breach at FireKeepers Casino; 85,000 Cards at Risk
After two months of investigation, FireKeepers Casino and Hotel in Michigan has confirmed a data breach on their computer systems and payment card processors. The company began its investigation in May, and has now verified that a breach did occur between September 7, 2014 and April 25, 2015.
The breach may affect as many as 85,000 credit and debit card accounts used at the hotel and casino during that time period. Any visitors using their cards for dining or retail purchases may have had their card information compromised. The hackers took cardholder names, card numbers, expiration dates and verification codes, but there is no information to determine they got PINs for debit cards.
FireKeepers has released a statement for guests on its website that answers frequently asked questions about the data breach.
In a statement, the company said, “The security compromise has been contained and payment cards have been processed securely since April 26, 2015.”
Like many other companies who have recently suffered data breaches, the casino is offering free credit monitoring services to anyone who may be impacted by the compromise.
“We have taken steps to help prevent this type of event from occurring in the future, including installing new point of sale equipment to ensure that credit and debit cards can be used safely at FireKeepers. Additionally, we are increasing firewall protections and incorporating two-factor authentication to secure your information.”