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Napa & Sonoma winery customers victims of cybercrime

Posted on July 13, 2015 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Martinelli Winery in Windsor is one of many wineries where customers were victims of a cybercrime (Kelly the Deluded, CC BY NC 2.0)
Martinelli Winery in Windsor is one of many wineries where customers were victims of a cybercrime (Kelly the Deluded, CC BY NC 2.0)

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:

  • Martinelli Winery, Windsor
  • Reprise Wines, Sonoma

Napa County wineries are:

  • Cain Vineyard and Winery, St. Helena
  • Clif Family Winery, St. Helena
  • Corison Winery, St. Helena
  • Charles Krug Winery, St. Helena
  • Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards, St. Helena
  • Gemstone Vineyards, Yountville
  • Heitz Wine Cellars, St. Helena
  • Jessup Cellars, Yountville
  • Larkmead Vineyards, Napa
  • Outpost Vineyards, Angwin
  • Palmaz Vineyards, Napa
  • Peter Michael Winery, Calistoga
  • Pride Mountain Vineyards, St. Helena
  • Rombauer Vineyards, St. Helena
  • Round Pond Estates, Rutherford
  • Signorello Estate, Napa
  • Silverado Vineyards Winery, Napa
  • Spring Mountain Vineyard, Napa
  • Summers Estate Winery, Calistoga
  • Turley Wine Cellars, St. Helena

Outside of our area:

  • Rhys Vineyards, Santa Cruz


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