Caterpillar Visitors Center ticketing vendor gets hit with security breach

By WEEK Reporter

Caterpillar Visitors Center ticketing vendor gets hit with security breach

June 13, 2013 Updated Jun 13, 2013 at 2:33 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Caterpillar announced Thursday that they recently received notice a third party ticketing vendor for the Caterpillar Visitors Center experienced a security breach involving customer data.

Caterpillar says they were told by Vendini, Inc that the breach involved a hacker who accessed Vendini’s systems that are used to sell tickets to its customers’ events.

Caterpillar says that customer's personal and credit card data were impacted. Purchases made at the Caterpillar Merchandise Center were not affected.

No Caterpillar systems or hardware were impacted by the breach at Vendini.

For more information about this incident, Caterpillar Visitors Center customers are encouraged to view Vendini’s communications at blog.vendini.com.

Customers may also contact Vendini at www.vendini.com/info or by calling the following toll-free number: (800) 836-0473.

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