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Did Hershey Park Get Hacked?

Proving that hackers will literally go after any target, officials are now investigating whether or not Hershey Park - a popular amusement park and resort area in Hershey, Pennsylvania - has been successfully breached by cybercriminals.

According to security blogger Brian Krebs, Hershey has hired a security firm to investigate reports about a possible credit card breach.

“We have received reports from some of our guests that fraud charges appeared on their payment cards after they visited our property,” said Kathleen McGraw, director of communications for Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company.

“We take reports like this very seriously,” McGraw continued. “While our company does have security measures in place designed to prevent unauthorized access to our network, we immediately began to investigate our system for signs of an issue and engaged an external computer security firm to assist us. The investigation is ongoing.”

Sources at some of the banks that contacted Hershey noted a pattern of fraudulent activity on the cards of customers who had visited the park between mid-March and May of this year. That pattern of theft seems so far to have been focused in the immediate vicinity. According to the banks, the cards were used at a variety of Hershey locations, including food and beverage outlets, ticketing stations and the Hershey Lodge.

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