Carl’s Golfland in Bloomfield Hills. (Photo: Google Maps)
Editor’s note: This story has been updated from an earlier version.
Hackers from Singapore, Germany and Romania have stolen credit card information for numerous online shoppers at Carl’s Golfland, a representative for the retailer said Friday.
The hackers did a “brute force” attack to gain unauthorized access to the retailer’s computer system, snatching customers’ names, addresses, credit card numbers, card expiration dates and CVV security codes.
The hacking occurred from March 25 until July 14, when the retailer became aware of the data breach and immediately notified the U.S. Secret Service, Linda Buchanan, a Carl’s Golfland customer service representative, told the Free Press on Friday.
An investigation into the hacking is completed, she said, although the number of customers who had information stolen is not known. The hacking affected the retailer’s online shoppers, and not in-store shoppers, she said.
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So far, there are no reports of the hackers using the stolen information to make any purchases, Buchanan said. Customers believed to be affected by the data breach were notified.
“We are encouraging customers to monitor their credit card statements and call their bank card company immediately, especially if there is suspicion of a fraudulent charge,” she said.
The retailer, with locations in Bloomfield Hills and Plymouth, also is asking customers to call their card company to have a “fraud alert” placed on their card.
This story was updated from an earlier version, which had incorrect information provided by the retailer on the extent of the hacking.
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