Major luxury chains can suffer from POS difficulties as much as smaller establishments. Last summer, Trump Hotel Collection experienced a suspicious breach, and similar activity seems to have occurred again. Although multiple sources have reported on this story, Krebs On Security noted that the latest breach has yet to be confirmed. All the same, the source quoted a statement from a company representative assuring that the business is taking this seriously.
"We are in the midst of a thorough investigation on this matter," this unnamed person stated. "We are committed to safeguarding all guests' personal information and will continue to do so vigilantly." Krebs further noted that the company previously held off on confirming the 2015 breach for several months after it was first identified.
That breach involved a malware infection that compromised POS systems. Details are scarce, but the source did say that the breach featured evidence of suspicious activity. It's hardly the only famous hotel chain to suffer this fate.
As the source noted, Hilton and Hyatt are also past victims of credit card fraud. In response to the previous breach, Eric Trump, executive vice president of Trump Hotel Collection, said that the criminal activity affected it as much as "virtually every other company" in modern business.
Computer Business Review's story on this incident quoted Tod Beardsley of Rapid7, who said that POS is a clear target for outside attackers, since it is often a site of exposure and bad security practices. He advised various businesses that could be at risk to pay attention to the weak points that could already be present on site.
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