55,000 guest IDS stolen.55,000 GUEST IDS STOLEN. The identities of some 55,000 customers of major Bahamas resort Atlantis have been exposed to possible identity fraud following the theft of personal information from the hotel, the owners said, reports Reuters (Jan. 8, 2006):
Kerzner International Ltd., owner of the luxury 2,300-room Atlantis resort on Paradise Island For the DC Comics fictional island formerly known as Paradise Island, see Themyscira
Paradise Island is an island in the Bahamas, north of the island of New Providence which is home to (Nassau). It is best known for the sprawling 'Vegas-by-the-sea resort' Atlantis. , revealed details of the data theft in a document filed with the Bahamas Securities and Exchange Commission. Information stolen included names, addresses, credit card details, social security numbers, drivers license numbers and bank account data, the filing said. The information appears to have gone missing from the hotel's computer database and was the work of either an insider or outside hacker A person who writes programs in assembly language or in system-level languages, such as C. The term often refers to any programmer, but its true meaning is someone with a strong technical background who is "hacking away" at the bits and bytes. ;
The Atlantis hotel management is notifying affected customers in writing so they can take steps to protect themselves from possible identity fraud. The hotel is also providing, at no cost to customers, a credit monitoring service The general surveillance of known air traffic movements by reference to a radar scope presentation or other means, for the purpose of passing advisory information concerning conflicting traffic or providing navigational assistance. for a year. The filing by Kerzner said around 55,000 customers are thought to be affected. Atlantis has notified Bahamian and U.S. law enforcement agencies A law enforcement agency (LEA) is a term used to describe any agency which enforces the law. This may be a local or state police, federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). and is co-operating with them. Atlantis is one of the world's landmark resort destinations. Thousands of tourists--mainly Americans--flock there every week to enjoy its casino and beachfront beach·front
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Noun 1. attractions. It employs more than 5,000 Bahamians and is a major player in the country's economy.