Anyone who visits Las Vegas is prepared to lose a few bucks at the Black Jack tables or slot machines. But, recent visitors may have lost more money than they bargained for if they happened to visit Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. That's because the hotel was hit by malware that stole customer credit card information and other sensitive data.
The hotel's website now has a small warning at the top that reads "DATA SECURITY INCIDENT". For the past seven months, the Hard Rock's point of sale systems were infected by malware capable of stealing unencrypted data.
The information stolen by the hackers includes the names of cardholders, credit and debit card numbers and CVV codes. PIN codes were not included in the information exposed.
The hotel found out about the breach in April, and the FBI is currently investigating the case.