French Lick Resort confirms guest credit card numbers stolen

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (Jan. 27, 2015)– Two weeks ago, French Lick Resort learned its credit card payment system may have been compromised.

People who visited the resort between April 23, 2014 and January 21, 2015 and used a credit or debit card may be affected by the theft.

The resort discovered the issue on January 13.

The resort says that malware was introduced to the payment system. No credit cards used at the resort after January 21 are believed to be at risk. The malware has since been eliminated.

“Many members of the community, our employees and friends of the resort could be among the guests whose credit card information was compromised,” said Chris Leininger, chief operating officer of French Lick Resort. “We hope to contact anyone who could have been affected by this to ensure that they can act to protect themselves.”

If you have any questions about if you were affected or what you should do next, call the resort at 877-664-3577. For anyone who was affected by this issue, the resort is offering a year of free identity protection.

“Identity theft can be unsettling and scary,” said Chris Leininger. “We’re truly sorry that our guests have to experience this, and we’ll do our utmost to prevent anything like this from happening in the future.”