Union League Club fires employee, investigates customer credit card breach

Stefano Esposito reports:

One of the city’s best-known social clubs says it is working with the FBI to investigate a security breach involving guests’ credit card information.

Earlier this year, the Union League Club of Chicago learned that one of its employees was using computer software to access credit card information, among other things, according to a statement from the club Tuesday.

“The information potentially compromised involves data found in the magnetic stripe of payment cards, which includes the cardholder name, card number and expiration date,” according to the statement, which was posted on the club’s website.

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Crains adds that the keylogging breach was discovered on March 5, and customers who used a card between December 10, 2015 and March 2, 2016 should remain vigilant.

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