French Lick guests’ card numbers, personal data breached

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FILE - This Nov. 18, 2009 file photo shows credit and bank cards with electronic chips.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (WISH) — The popular French Lick Resort in southern Indiana confirmed that nine months worth of credit card and personal information was compromised earlier this month.

The resort said in a news release malware was added to the payment system sometime around April 23, 2014, and all visitors to the resort between then and Jan. 21, 2015 may be affected.

“Unfortunately, cyber crime is becoming commonplace and we are very sorry that (our) guests have to deal with this inconvenience,” Chris Leininger, chief operating officer of the resort, said in a statement to WISH-TV.

The theft was initially discovered Jan. 13, according to the release; the resort does not believe any cards used after Jan. 21 were impacted.

Leininger said the resort would offer a year of identity protection at no charge to the guests affected by the issue. Those believing they were victims of the theft are asked to contact the resort at 877-664-3577. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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