North Carolina parks site hacked; credit cards exposed

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is replacing dozens of state-issued credit cards for employees of the agency that oversees state parks after an apparent hacking of the division’s website.

Chris Estes, North Carolina’s chief information officer, said Wednesday that data on the state Division of Parks & Recreation website had been compromised and law enforcement agencies are investigating.

A group called KelvinSecurity posted a link on Twitter to a site that appeared to display dozens of 16-digit purchasing card numbers for employees of the parks division, along with purchase amounts for vendors that sell computers, tractors and other equipment.

Estes said the state has canceled and reissued the cards, but it doesn’t appear any numbers posted online were used for unauthorized purchases. He said the website’s vulnerability has been fixed.

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