Data breach may affect 23,000 Mainers who bought tickets online

7:10 PM, May 22, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Maine Attorney General's office is issuing an alert for people who may have used an out-of-state service for buying tickets for shows and other forms of entertainment recently.

The service, Venidini, Inc., has been hacked, exposing financial information for tens of thousands of customers.

Vendini sent a letter to Maine's Attorney General about the breach. Vendini's letter says that on March 29th, someone broke into a server that contains the names, addresses, email addresses, credit card numbers and credit card expiration dates of tens of thousands of people, 22,900 Mainers among them.

Vendini made a point to mention that they do not store the access codes of any cards - that's the three digit number on the back of your card necessary for most purchases.

Vendini does not believe the breach continued past April 25.

Maine's Attorney General is concerned about the delay in notifying customers. The letter from Vendini suggests the delay came after coordinating with federal authorities.

Vendini will be sending letters to those affected by the breach. The Attorney General recommends that you check your statements.


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