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Solitude's credit card system hacked, information stolen

Published February 14, 2012 2:32 pm

Fraud • Customers urged to check for unusual activity.
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Solitude Mountain Resort's credit card system was hacked into during the past couple of weeks and customers' information was stolen.

The resort said it has heard from several patrons whose information had been lifted, although Solitude officials believe the breach affected only a handful of people over perhaps a two-week period.

"We're not entirely sure how someone was able to gain access to our system," said spokesman Nick Como. "We've checked our firewalls." He added that he wasn't sure whether information was stolen from credit cards or debit cards, or both. He said the investigation is continuing.

Como said indications are that Solitude's credit card system may have been compromised as early as late January. He suggested that customers who have used their credit cards at Solitude since then check their statements for any unusual activity.

Como said the breach didn't raise much concern with Solitude's credit-card processing company. "We called them, but they indicated they weren't too concerned given the limited numbers involved."

Ditto for the Unified Police Department. "They said if it turned out to be bigger than we thought that we should let them know," Como said.

Lt. Justin Hoyal said Tuesday that the department had been in contact with Solitude about the incident but was waiting for the resort to complete its internal investigation.






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