State Journal Staff
Wisconsin State Journal
September 13, 2011
A Wisconsin company that supplies arcade equipment and vending machines to businesses said hackers broke into its credit-card processing systems at resorts in Tennessee and Wisconsin.
Vacationland Vendors Inc. said Monday up to 40,000 credit and debit cards used in its arcades may have been affected.
Company spokesman Bill Bray said the resorts were Wilderness Waterpark Resort in Wisconsin Dells and the Smokies Resort in Sevierville, Tenn.
The company said 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, and is advising those patrons to be on the lookout for unauthorized activity on their bank statements and credit-card bills.