Hard Rock Hotel and Casino warns of potential payment card hack

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, a 640-room hotel in Las Vegas, has warned that payment cards may have been compromised over an eight-month period ending early last month.

Law enforcement has been notified, and the attack has been stopped, according to a notice on its website. The company is notifying customers, and its notification letter has been posted on the website of California’s Attorney General.

The information that may have been stolen includes names, credit and debit card numbers and CVV codes. PIN numbers were not compromised.

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The hotel said the card details were exposed between Sept. 2, 2014 and April 2 this year. It affected transactions made at restaurants, bars and retail shops inside its large facility, but not the hotel and casino, according to PC World.

The Hill reports that details remain scarce but the breach appears to have affected customers at several franchises within the Las Vegas casino complex. The resort regularly hosts thousands of customers.

The breach did not affect transactions with the hotel or casino, and did not impact every restaurant and retailer in the resort, according to the alert. The hotel is reportedly offering victims of the breach identity protection services through Experian.

The precise nature of the breach and the responsible party were not disclosed.

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