Hackers vs. Trump Hotels, Round 2
Payment device infection
This is the second suspected credit card breach in less than a year targeting the Trump Hotel Collection — a string of luxury properties connected to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
A representative from Trump Hotels said the organization was probing the claims.
“We are in the midst of a thorough investigation on this matter,” the company said in a statement. “We are committed to safeguarding all guests’ personal information and will continue to do so vigilantly.”
Financial sector sources noticed a pattern of fraud on customer cards suggesting that hackers have compromised credit card systems “at some — if not all — of the Trump Hotel Collection properties,” according to Krebs.
On July 1, 2015, banks reportedly believed a breach had occurred at Trump properties and last October the company confirmed its payment systems had been infected with card-stealing malware.
This go round, sources say they noticed a pattern of fraud on customer cards that were used within the past two to three months at hotel locations, including Trump International Hotel New York, Trump Hotel Waikiki in Honolulu, and the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto.
Like most other current presidential candidates, Trump has offered little in the way of a platform on information security.
April 4, 2016
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