Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - This past Friday Sands Casino has acknowledged that hackers lifted driver’s license information and social security numbers from some of their patrons. The incident occurred at the Pennsylvania casino on February 10. The full extent of the data breech isn't known yet. It may be limited to what has been reported or it might also have included credit card information. Sands Casino acknowledged they are still investigating the breech to understand the extent of data stolen.
“We have determined that some employee and customer data at our Sands Bethlehem property has been compromised,” Las Vegas Sands stated.
“We are committed to ensuring the security of all data that our guests and team members entrust to us, and are providing free credit monitoring and identity theft protection service through Experian to identified customers by the data breach.”
However, they believe that no more than 1% of their customer information was stolen. People still reeling from the Target RedCard hack are all too familiar with the ensuing revisions to such statements that occur as time passes and the full extent of the breech becomes clear. The company is offering affected customers a free credit monitoring service and a special toll-free number to provide answers to questions they may encounter.
In addition, the cyber thieves lifted a customer database used in targeted advertising by the company. Hackers recently shut down the Las Vegas website for the casino in protest of comments made by current CEO Sheldon Adelson about the US needing to get tougher with Iran about their nuclear program.
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