Officials of the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino have reported that the property may have been subject to a malware attack. On Friday the casino revealed that it is believed hackers used a malware attack to gain access to consumer credit card information from service and retail locations of the property. The breach was first reported by CSO Online on April 30th and has now been confirmed by Hard Rock.
Names and credit card numbers along with CVV security codes may have been accessed during the potential breach. In the statement, Hard Rock states that, “The information potentially affected includes names, card numbers, and CVV codes, but does not include PIN numbers or other sensitive customer information.”
It was on April 3rd that the attack was discovered, having taken place from September 3rd of last year until April 2nd of this year. The attack was limited to debit and credit card transactions at the bar, restaurant and retail locations of the facility. Not affected were transactions at the Hotel, Casino, Affliction, Hart & Huntington Tattoo, John Varvatos, Nobu and the Reliquary Spa & Salon.