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April 2nd, 2008

Recent Security Breach In Okemo Mountain Resort

Okemo Mountain Resort reported Monday that hackers broke into their computer network and potentially gained access to credit card data from 28,168 transactions between Feb. 7 and Feb. 22 and 18,401 credit cards between January and March 2006. Total amount of stolen credit cards is 46,569. Affected consumers potentially include those who used their credit cards at Okemo during such dates as well as those who did so from January through March of 2006.

Okemo believes that in a recent criminals efforts to gain access to credit data, intruders gained access to credit card data including cardholder names, account numbers and expiration dates. Upon discovery of this intrusion, Okemo promptly initiated security measures to block the infiltration and protect any personal information transmitted through its system from any further unauthorized access.

An expert in data security and forensics hired by Okemo to assist in the investigation and response to the incident has informed Okemo that its computer system was improperly accessed by an outside party for a 16 day period between February 7, 2008 and February 22, 2008. Okemo has also notified law enforcement, providing notice to State Attorneys General and appropriate regulatory agencies, and cooperating fully with the credit card companies to notify potentially affected cardholders.

The intruder may have accessed credit card data from up to 28,168 credit card transactions processed at Okemo during the 16 day period in February.  The actual number of credit cards holders involved in the transactions is likely to be smaller because multiple transactions may have been processed on a single card. In addition, there may have been access to 18,401 individual credit cards used at Okemo from January through March 2006, many of which are believed to have expired.

The matter is currently under investigation. The company has not heard of any customers subjected to fraud as a result of the breach and does not have sufficient information to directly contact cardholders.

Okemo will provide updates on this incident on its website:  For further information or assistance, cardholders are encouraged to call the following Toll Free Number, 1-866-756-5366.  Okemo can also be contacted at Okemo Mountain Resort, 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow, VT 05149.

Okemo Mountain Resort News Release

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