Affinity Gaming System Suffered Malware Attack, Approximately 300,000 Account Numbers Could Be Affected

A Las Vegas company with casinos it owns in Nevada, Missouri, Iowa and Colorado was a cyberattack victim earlier in the year, which compromised the debit and credit card information of its visitors at 11 of its site, according to the company officials.

Officials with Affinity Gaming said the system is currently secure but any customer who came to its casinos and hotels starting March 14 through Oct. 16 need to look at their card statements for any suspicious activity and have a fraud alert placed on their accounts.

Affinity released a statement saying it regrets for the inconvenience of the incident and has set up a toll-free inquiry, private line to help customers.  The company was made aware of the fraudulent charges on Oct. 24 after it was found at an Iowa Affinity casino. Affinity said it started an immediate investigation that proved its computer system was infected by malware.

It’s unclear just how many people have been affected. However, Jim Pendergast, an attorney with Affinity, predicts less than 300,000 were compromised.

Authorities are looking into the source behind the attack.

Affinity owns Golden Gates Casino, Golden Gulch Casino and Golden Mardi Gras Casino.

Customers who want additional information about the breach can call 877-238-2179.

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