The Union League Club of Chicago Identifies and Stops Payment Card Security Incident

CHICAGO--()--The Union League Club of Chicago was alerted on March 5, 2016 of a potential issue when it learned that a Union League employee was using keylogging software on certain Union League of Chicago computers without authorization. Upon learning of the employee’s use of the software, the Club promptly began an investigation, including retaining an expert computer security firm to examine Union League Club of Chicago computers.

Through investigation, the Club determined that the employee used keylogger software to obtain information entered into certain Union League Club of Chicago computers, including payment card information regarding payments made by some of the Club’s guests.

The employee has been terminated. The Club notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the incident and is cooperating with its investigation. To date, the Club has no evidence that any of the information copied by the employee has been misused.

The information potentially compromised involves data found in the magnetic stripe of payment cards, which includes the cardholder name, card number, and expiration date.

The Union League Club of Chicago provided individual notification of this matter to all affected members and guests for whom it had contact information. However, because of the nature of the incident, the Club was unable to contact all potentially affected individuals.

The Union League Club of Chicago recommends that anyone who used a payment card at the Union League of Chicago from December 10, 2015 to March 2, 2016, to remain vigilant to the possibility of fraud and identity theft by reviewing account statements for any unauthorized activity. If any unauthorized charges are noted, credit card members are advised to immediately report them to their financial institution. Major credit card companies rules restrict them from requiring credit members to pay for fraudulent charges that are reported in a timely manner.

The Union League Club of Chicago regrets any inconvenience this unauthorized activity may have caused. To help prevent an incident of this nature in the future, the keylogger software was removed and the Club has enhanced its technical safeguards related to employee access to personal information.

Anyone with questions may call 1-844-812-9518 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Central Time.

Contacts

Media Contact:
Richard Barry
Union League Club of Chicago
rbarry@pcipr.com
312.607.5888

Contacts

Media Contact:
Richard Barry
Union League Club of Chicago
rbarry@pcipr.com
312.607.5888