Hackers Steal Washington Co. Customers' Credit Card Info


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa.,None - The Secret Service is investigating after several customers of a Washington County restaurant had their credit card information stolen by hackers from overseas.

Beginning Dec. 4, Jumpers Junction customers began reporting their credit card information as being stolen. Investigators said each person had recently paid for their food with a credit card at the restaurant.

"We noticed that people had reported that their credit cards had been compromised, so we did an investigation internally to make sure that it was not any of our employees and it's not any of our employees," said Jumpers Junction accountant Carolyn Miller.

Miller said after speaking with the Secret Service, she learned that someone hacked into their computer systems and stole the dozens of customers' credit card numbers.

"As I understand, most people would be angry if their credit cards were compromised. However, they are not responsible for the payment. Those fraudulent charges need to be reported," Miller said.

Miller said she, too, was a victim. After working with the credit card companies, Miller said she wants everyone to know their computer system is now safe.

"Jumpers Junction is completely secure. We have taken every step to make sure that our credit card information is completely protected," Miller said.

The Secret Service continues to investigate.

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