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Data breach reported at Atlantis, Paradise Island resort

Author: Mark Huffman / Source: ConsumerAffairs

Photo (c) Derek Key – Flickr

The owners of Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas – frequented by American tourists – has reported a data breach involving the payment network serving the resort’s food and beverage and retail businesses.

The company says credit and debit cards used to make purchases at those locations within the resort between November 1, 2016 and April 3, 2017 may have been compromised. Cards used to pay for room charges were not affected.

The company said it was alerted to a potential security issue by its credit card processor. It then hired third-party forensic experts who examined the payment network and confirmed the presence of malware.

Malware removed

“The Resort has confirmed that malware may have captured data from some credit and debit cards used at food and beverage and retail locations at the Resort,” the company said in a statement. “The Resort has removed the malware at…

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