Rail City Casino affected when payment system was hacked

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Updated: 5/05/2014 1:15 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP & MyNews4.com, KRNV) — A Las Vegas company that owns casinos in four states says its system for processing credit and debit card information has been hacked and all 11 Affinity gaming locations were affected.

According to James Prendergast, Outside Council for Affinity Gaming, Spark's Rail City was compromised. Credit card data was compromised, but officials are not sure how many people were affected, Prendergast said.
After April 23rd, the casino did not collect credit card information. By April 28th, the casino was able to block their site so hackers could no longer get in, Prendergast said. A full report is expected by the end of May

Affinity Gaming issued a statement last week saying it has no evidence that credit card information is being stolen. Company officials said they've taken steps to secure the system, and the independent cybersecurity firm Mandiant was looking into the breach.

The announcement comes a few months after Affinity reported a different cyberattack. The company said in December that its card processing system was infected with malware that compromised card data from customers.

Affinity owns 11 casinos, including five in Nevada, three in Colorado, two in Missouri and one in Iowa.

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Kramer - 5/5/2014 4:47 PM
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either add another "was" after 'casino'; or delete the "was" already in the headline; verbs/prepositions/subjects must agree- so really, "was" is not necessary at all. That wasn't so bad, wazzit?

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