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Payment Card Data Exposed in Hacking Incident

DATA LOSS—U.S.

September 13, 2011

A vending machine company has announced that a hacker accessed its point-of-sale systems, exposing the payment card data of waterpark visitors in Tennessee and Wisconsin, reports Computerworld. Vacationland Vendors announced the breach on its blog, and while the post does not specify numbers, a Credit Union Times report estimates the breach affected 40,000 people. The blog claims that the hacker has targeted other similar companies, and the breach did not result from internal security weaknesses. The company is urging customers to monitor their bank and credit card statements but has not said whether affected customers have been notified.
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