Elkhart Truth Logo
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lerner Theatre warns customers of potential risk

A hacker may have accessed personal information of a "small percentage" of Lerner Theatre customers.
Truth Staff
Posted on May. 24, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on May. 24, 2013 at 3:40 p.m.

ELKHART — The ticket system provider for the Lerner Theatre believes a hacker may have accessed credit card information of some customers who have bought tickets to events at the downtown Elkhart venue.

Vendini Inc. said a “third-party criminal actor” may have collected personal information in late March, including names, mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and credit card numbers with expiration dates. The company detected the unauthorized activity in its database on April 25.

“At this early stage it appears that only a small percentage of Lerner patrons may be at risk,” Lerner general manager David Smith said in an email.

The theater’s staff is in contact with Vendini, which is working closely with federal law enforcement and launching an internal investigation using outside computer forensic and cyber security experts.

Vendini has advised customers to review their credit card records for unauthorized use. The company suggests that people who believe that they are victims of identity theft or fraud to contact local law enforcement, the state attorney general’s office and the Federal Trade Commission.

For more information, contact Vendini at 800-836-0473 or visit vendini.com/info.

 FILE - In this undated file photo provided by Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, Kelvin Melton is shown. A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Authorities have said the kidnapping was retaliation for Colleen Janssen's prosecution of Melton for his involvement in a 2011 shooting. Melton, a high-ranking member of the Bloods gang, orchestrated the abduction from behind bars using a cellphone, the indictment said. (AP Photo/Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, File)
By MITCH WEISS Associated Press
Posted 1 hour ago
 In this photo taken on Thursday, April 17, 2014, Shawn Kraft sanitizes a surface before preparing a dish at the Courses restaurant at Baker College Culinary Institute of Michigan in Port Huron, Mich. Courses provides students hands-on experience with a restaurant environment (AP Photo/The Port Huron Times Herald, )Jeffrey Smith  NO SALES
By CRYSTAL GARCIA Times Herald (Port Huron)
Posted 1 hour ago
Back to top ^