Hackers break in to Smokies Resort supplier's credit card system

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin company that supplies arcade equipment and vending machines to businesses says hackers broke into its credit-card-processing systems at resorts in Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Vacationland Vendors Inc. said Monday that up to 40,000 credit and debit cards used in its arcades may have been affected.

Company spokesman Bill Bray says the resorts are Wilderness Waterpark Resort in Wisconsin Dells and the Smokies Resort in Sevierville, Tenn.

The company says it shut down its card-processing systems at both arcades when it discovered the March 22 breach. The company is issuing warnings to patrons who used a credit or debit card at either arcade between Dec. 12, 2008 and May 25, 2011.

Vacationland Vendors advises those patrons to be on the lookout for unauthorized activity on their bank statements and credit-card bills.

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(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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