Trump Hotels Victimized By Hackers: Credit Card Data Compromised

Trump Hotels Victimized By Hackers: Credit Card Data Compromised

Seven properties in the Trump Hotel Collection was victimized by a data breach that could have compromised the credit card and debit card information of customers. The attack occurred from May 19, 2014, to June 2, 2015.
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The luxury hotel chain of Donald Trump, the Trump Hotel Collection, revealed that seven of its properties were victimized by a data breach that was carried out earlier in the year.

The data breach has potentially compromised credit card and debit card information of customers.

On the company's website, the Trump Hotel Collection said through a legal notice that the hacking attack may affect customers that used their credit cards or debit cards from May 19 of last year to June 2 this year at the affected locations. The hotels that were targeted by the attack are Trump International Chicago, Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas, Trump National Doral in Miami, Trump International New York, Trump SoHo New York, Trump International Toronto and Trump International Waikiki.

According to the notice, a forensic investigation launched by an independent body has not yet determined that credit card and debit card information were taken from the payment card system of the affected hotels, or that the information has been misused. However, the Trump Hotel Collection decided to provide the notice to inform the customers that could have been affected by the data breach of certain measures that they can choose to do for their protection.

The statement was a confirmation of a report that was released back in July by Brian Kebs, a cybersecurity journalist, which claims that several hotels linked to Donald Trump were apparently victimized by a credit card information breach.

The Trump Hotel Collection added that it has deleted the malware which infected the point-of-sale terminals of the hotels, and is currently making adjustments to its network for additional security.

The company also said that it is offering identity protection and fraud resolution services to its customers that could have been affected by the data breach. The services will be free for one year.

The news on the data breach on Trump hotels comes just days after the revelation of Hilton-branded hotels being hacked, with the credit card information of its customers likewise being compromised.

According to Krebs, the data beach on Hilton hotels seems to be connected to compromised point-of-sale devices located in coffee bars, gift shops and restaurants within the properties.