CO: 100s of credit cards hacked

Shane Benjamin reports:

The Durango Police Department is warning residents about a large-scale debit- and credit-card fraud that occurred last month and earlier this month at Mama’s Boy Italian Ristorante.

All credit and debit cards used at the restaurant between early August and mid-October were sent to a computer hacker, said Joe Farmer, investigator with the Durango Police Department.

“All of these cards are at risk of being duplicated,” he said.

The computer system at the restaurant, 2659 Main Ave., was hacked in early August and infected with a virus that sends financial information back to the hacker, Farmer said. The virus was discovered in mid-October, he said.

More than 70 credit and debit cards have been duplicated and used in other states, he said. But hundreds more have been compromised.

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