Back in July, news broke that the Trump Hotels were investigating a possible data breach that occurred on their properties. Now, the hotel conglomerate confirmed the hacks.
In a legal notice to customers recently posted on their website, the Trump Hotel collection said that their investigation exposed an almost year long breach, occurring between May 19, 2014 through June 2, 2015. Several of the groups locations were affected, including the Trump SoHo New York, Trump National Doral in Miami, Trump International New York, Trump International Chicago, Trump International Waikiki, Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas and Trump International Toronto.
In addition to credit card numbers, the notice states that the breach may have also leaked the corresponding names of customers, but only at the Waikiki and Las Vegas locations.
According to the notice, no instances of fraudulent activity have yet to be reported.
"Although an independent forensic investigation has not conclusively determined that any particular customer's payment card information was taken from the Properties' payment card system or misused, we are providing this notice out of an abundance of caution to inform potentially affected customers of the incident and to call their attention to some steps they may choose to take to help protect themselves," the notice said.
The malware that had affected the Trump systems has since been removed and the company is currently in the process of deploying additional security measures to their systems.
There's no news yet if this hack as anything to do with the recently announced one at many Hilton locations, but news of the two together aroused the suspicious of one security expert.
"With POS devices handling most of the payment card transactions around the world, these systems are squarely in the cross hairs of today's cyber criminals," James Docas, executive chairman of an internet security firm, told eSecurity Planet.
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