The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas recently announced that it detected a data breach with roughly seven months worth of information compromised.
On April 3, the casino discovered malware in systems used for certain credit card payments. Casino officials acted immediately by implementing other security measures and bringing in outside experts. After an investigation, they discovered that credit card information from retail and service locations between September 3 last year to April 2 was compromised.
"The trust and loyalty of our customers is our highest priority and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas takes this issue very seriously. We have worked diligently with law enforcement authorities and a respected third-party information security firm to contain the incident and implement additional security controls," said Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Chief Operating Officer Jody Lake in a statement. "Customers should feel confident that we have taken the appropriate action allowing them to use credit/debit cards at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas property."
Lake said that the information could include names, credit or debit card numbers and CVV codes — the three to four digit security code, typically located on the back of the card — but does not include PIN numbers or other sensitive customer information.
Lake confirmed that the attack was limited to credit or debit card transactions at restaurant, bar and retail locations at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas property, including the Culinary Dropout Restaurant. The hotel, casino, Nobu, Affliction, John Varvatos, Rocks, Hart & Huntington Tattoo and Reliquary Spa & Salon were not affected by the breach.
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