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Credit card breach reported at Madison Square Garden, Radio City, other venues

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By Paul Milo | NJ Advance Media for
on November 22, 2016 at 7:28 PM, updated November 22, 2016 at 7:38 PM

NEW YORK — The Madison Square Garden Company said Tuesday that data from credit cards used at its properties over much of the past year may have been compromised.

The breach was discovered late last month when banks notified the company of a suspicious pattern of credit card activity. An investigation revealed that the breach began Nov. 9, 2015, and lasted until Oct. 24. The breach has since been addressed, the company said.

Cards used in person at the company’s venues — Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, The Chicago Theater and Beacon Theater — may have been affected when used for purchases of food, drinks and merchandise. Not all cards used were affected, nor were any cards used at MSG websites, the venues’ box offices or at Ticketmaster.

The data is encoded in the cards’ magnetic strips and includes card numbers, cardholder names, verification codes and expiration dates, the company said.