Trump Hotels Hacked: Customer Addresses, Credit Card Numbers Stolen

Rosewood advises customer vigilance following security breach

During this time, guest information related to a subset of hotel reservations (unencrypted payment card information, reservation information) booked through Sabre's SynXis central reservations system was accessible by an unauthorized party.

Trump Hotels admitted that hackers stole credit card and other sensitive information about guests who stayed at 14 Trump properties via a breach of Sabre Hospitality Solutions, the third-party reservation booking system used by Trump Hotels.

The company, formerly led by U.S. President Donald Trump, agreed to pay $50,000 past year in a settlement over data breaches that exposed 70,000 credit card numbers and other personal information.

"We recommend that affected guests review the information in this letter for some steps they can take to protect themselves against potential misuse of their information". The incident occurred in less than a year after Trump Hotels had settled with victims of a security breach, reported Gizmodo.

Trump International Hotels Management later agreed to pay up $50,000 to settle with NY state over the data breaches, which resulted in the theft of 70,000 credit card numbers and 300 Social Security numbers. The announcement comes just months after Trump International Hotels Management was forced to pay $50,000 (£38,985) to NY state for failing to immediately inform customers about an earlier data breach.

Trump Hotels was informed of the breach in June 2015 but did not post a notice on its website until four months later, according to the Post. Given yet another disclosure of a hotel using Sabre software being hacked, this may actually be the tip of the iceberg in terms of a widespread hacking campaign that may involve many other hotel chains as well.

Trump Hotels experienced a breach of its own systems in May 2014 that resulted in the payment card information and other personal details of more than 70,000 customers being exposed.

In May 2014, hackers installed malware created to swipe payment card information in the computer systems of seven Trump Hotels.

If you stayed at a Trump Hotel during the dates indicated, your best bet is to keep tabs on your credit-card bills and keep an eye out for suspicious activity. "Well, because they're a good target", Peter W. Singer, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, told the Washington Post. It added that the cyberattack did not affect Trump Hotels' systems.

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on cybersecurity that holds federal agency heads accountable for breaches in their networks.

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