Hershey Park investigating credit fraud

Popular Pennsylvania amusement resort Hershey Park is investigating the possibility of a credit card breach, according to a report. 

This week, KrebsonSecurity reported that the Hershey, Pennsylvania, park recently hired a security firm to investigate reports received by several financial instructions of a possible data breach. The park indicated that the reports they received show a pattern of fraudulent charges  from customer cards tracing back to park properties. 

"We take reports like this very seriously," said Kathleen McGraw, director of communications for Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company, in a statement. "While our company does have security measures in place designed to prevent unauthorized access to our network, we immediately began to investigate our system for signs of an issue and engaged an external computer security firm to assist us. The investigation is ongoing."

According to KrebsonSecurity, the incidents began in the middle of March of this year and extend through the end of May. Several locations around the park may have been affected, as reports from the banks show card use at dining establishments and concessions, ticketing booths and the Hershey Lodge.

In her statement, McGraw informed customers that they should review their account information as soon as possible and report any fraudulent charges to their bank.

In the wake of larger credit card breaches, like those at Target and Home Depot, larger corporations are doubling down on security measures. As security those places increase, hackers are looking toward smaller business or regionally focused companies as their next victims. 

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