Personal credit card data hacked at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kiawah Island Golf Resort is investigating whether a recent computer hacking incident exposed some of its customers’ credit card data to fraudsters.
The resort said in a written statement that it was the victim of “a computer systems intrusion, in which credit card information for some patrons of KIGR establishments was potentially compromised.”
The resort’s businesses that accept credit cards include the Sanctuary hotel, restaurants and five golf courses.
“Card holders will not suffer any losses from the breach,” spokesman Mike Vegis said Tuesday.
He said he was made aware of the breach last week but didn’t know when it took place.
The high-tech intrusion was brief and quickly contained, Vegis said.
The resort does not know how many guests were affected, he said.
As of Tuesday, the hacked information had not been used for fraudulent purposes, Vegis said.
The resort has sent out written statements to the largest newspapers in each state to help spread the word about the incident.
“We don’t have personal information on any of the people affected, so we couldn’t notify them ourselves,” he said.
The resort also said it has been working with credit card networks to minimize the impact and that it is committed to “ensuring the confidentiality and security” of its guests’ personal information.
“It has been verified by external investigators that this security breach has been 100% contained,” the resort said in its statement.
The incident remains under investigation, Vegis said.
The resort was the site of 2012 PGA Championship last month, which was held about two weeks before the hacking incident.