Data security breach exposes 40,000 cards used at Wilderness arcade

Data security breach exposes 40,000 cards used at Wilderness arcade

A report from the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel says that a data security breach at arcade game supplier Vacationland Vendors has compromised as many as 40,000 credit or debit cards in Wisconsin and Tennessee.

The exposed credit and debit cards were used in arcades at Wisconsin’s Wilderness Waterpark Resort, as well as a related company in Tennessee. The report said the breach appears to have come at the hands of malicious hackers.

While 40,000 cards were compromised, Vacationland Vendors has confirmed reports of abnormal activity on fewer than 20 of the cards, according to a Vacationland Vendors spokesperson. After the company discovered the data security breach, the payment system was shut down at the arcades until the malware was removed, according to the report.

Companies handling sensitive data for their customers are witnessing an increasing level of risk these days. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, hundreds of millions of personal records have potentially been compromised in some 3,000 data security breaches in the last six years. These breaches have compromised such information as Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, medical records, credit cards, debit cards and other financial information.