Data security breach confirmed by Atlantis, Paradise Island

Atlantis in BahamasIf you were staying in Atlantis, Paradise Island anywhere between the 9th March and the 22nd October 2016, your payment information may have been compromised.

The popular resort has confirmed a data security breach at their premises. Specifically, the payment information of some customers who used their credit or debit cards at food and beverage locations, may have been compromised. However, the customers who used their cards to pay for hotel reservations remain unaffected.

In an official release, the resort stated they have already fixed the problem, which means it is now safe to use credit and debit cards at their food and beverage locations.

The resort first started their investigations upon receiving reports from its credit card processor. With the help of third-party forensics, they were able to identify the source of the problem. It turns out that some of their computer systems had been compromised, and malware may have captured the data from some credit and debit cards.

The malware in question has since been removed. However, there is a risk that some personal information has already been stolen. This includes card numbers, CVV, expiration dates, and even cardholder names in some cases. However, social security numbers are safe, as the resort does not collect them. The PIN numbers, fortunately, are not involved either.

An apology has already been issued by the resort, and they have also opened a dedicated assistance line for anyone who seeks additional information about the incident.