Georgia's Callaway Gardens Admits Security Breach
All guests who used credit cards at the resort prior to May 24, 2013 may be affected.
The Callaway Gardens resort complex in Pine Mountain, Ga., recently acknowledged that its credit card security was compromised, resulting in the exposure of an unknown number of customers' credit card data (h/t DataBreaches.net).
According to a statement on its Web site, Callaway Gardens was notified by its credit card processing company that fraudulent credit card activity had been detected, leading to the discovery of the breach.
"In our team’s immediate investigation, fraudulent malware was detected, contained and removed," Callaway Gardens CFO Barry Morgan said in the statement. "Guests are encouraged to review and continue to monitor their electronic credit and debit card statements for fraudulent charges."
"We have just started a more in-depth investigation so the number of accounts have not been determined yet," resort spokesperson Rachel Crumbley told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.
Callaway Gardens says it has hired "top experts in the field of computer forensics" to complete a thorough investigation and recommend additional security measures following the breach.
All guests who used their credit cards at Callaway Gardens prior to May 24, 2013 are advised to review their financial accounts for unauthorized activity, obtain free credit reports at www.annualcreditreport.com, and contact law enforcement if any incidences of fraud are detected.