Absent from the casino’s release about the incident was information about who’s responsible for the data security breach.
An investigation of a data-security incident at FireKeepers Casino Hotel revealed that about 85,000 credit and debit cards may have been affected between September and April, the casino announced Friday. The incident was discovered on April 16. FireKeepers immediately engaged independent IT forensic experts to assist with its investigation, and has been cooperating with law enforcement.
The information leaked may include card number, cardholder name, verification code, and/or the card’s expiration date.
FireKeepers says hackers may have also gotten into a server that had Social Security and driver’s license numbers, but casino administrators say they don’t believe that information was taken. Employees were also affected.
Cards used for hotel reservations and ATM transactions were not affected and the casino has upgraded its online security.
In a statement Thursday, FireKeepers says it has no evidence that personal information has been misused.
They have since secured their systems and are offering free credit monitoring for customers.
FireKeepers also encourages people to monitor their credit and debit card accounts, and contact their bank if they notice any suspicious activity.