Have you bought wine in the past few years from a winery in Napa, Sonoma or Santa Cruz counties? Are you a wine club member? Check your credit card statements, as your Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover accounts could be compromised.
According to the California Department of Justice and Napa Valley Register, over 70 Napa Valley, Sonoma County and Santa Cruz County wineries were victims of an April cybercrime attack. The attack was recognized in late May.
Mysterious hackers acquired credit card information for upwards of 250,000 customers through eCellar, a customer management program used by wineries throughout the region.
They stole credit card information, names and birth dates of customers.
All credit card companies have been notified of the breach. All customers are required to be contacted about the hack by the wineries.
The Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force is investigating the data breach.
There have been no reports, yet, of credit or identify fraud.
This is only a partial list of those wineries believed to have been hacked, according to the California Department of Justice. We don’t know the other wineries at this time.
Sonoma County Wineries that have been impacted by the breach are:
Napa County wineries are:
Outside of our area: