Security breach exposed up to 40,000 credit card accounts

Security breach exposed up to 40,000 credit card accounts

The state of cybersecurity remains an issue for all types of organizations and even the video game arcade industry is not immune to attacks.

Vacationland Vendors, an arcade equipment and vending machines distributor based in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, recently announced that up to 40,000 credit and debit cards used for its services have been compromised through a data security breach.

The company provides equipment to arcades used in Wisconsin Dells and Sevierville, Tennessee, and revealed that approximately 20 accounts have reported irregular activity.

The breach occurred in March and was discovered April 1. According to a statement by the company, the malware has been removed from its system but advises patrons who used their credit cards from December 2008 to May 2011 to use extreme caution regarding their account.

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the cyber security landscape has changed significantly. According to a recent PC Magazine report, smartphones and tablets, which were not present a decade ago, have placed businesses in a precarious position because data defenses were not designed 10 years ago to protect against breaches through these devices.