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Trump Hotels Hacked: Customer Addresses, Credit Card Numbers Stolen

Trump Hotels Hacked: Customer Addresses, Credit Card Numbers Stolen

"The unauthorized party was able to access payment card information for some hotel reservations at certain properties listed here, including cardholder name, payment card number, card expiration date, and potentially card security code", Trump Hotels added in its statement. The people behind the attack penetrated the system for the first time on August 10, 2016, and last time they entered the network was on March 9 this year.

For patrons of the Toronto property, the breach impacted guests who booked between November 18 and November 21, 2016.

In some cases there was access to the guest's name, e-mail address, telephone number, address, and some other details.

The hotel says it apologizes for the inconvenience and urges anyone who made reservations during those times to monitor their accounts for unauthorized activity and contact law enforcement if necessary.

"The Sabre SynXis Central Reservations system (CRS) facilitates the booking of hotel reservations made by consumers through hotels, online travel agencies, and similar booking services".

According to a letter recently issued by Trump Hotels, it was notified by Sabre about the incident this past June 5.

Trump Hotels said in a notice posted on its website: "The privacy and the protection of guests' information is a matter we take very seriously".

Trump hotel properties were first breached in May 2014, when hackers installed malicious software on the hotel's networks to scoop up credit card information from guests, an investigation conducted by the attorney general of NY discovered. This was the third involving the hotel chain since May 2015.

Some customers had their personal information taken from several Trump Hotel locations. "Then you look at Trump's hotels, and they're obviously a highly symbolic target". The hotel chain learned of the breach in June 2015 but waited an additional four months to notify those affected. For example, as you may recall from April, InterContinental Hotels admitted that 1,200 of its franchised hotels, such as Holiday Inn, had been also been hacked via malware which stole customer payment card data. Per an investigation into "an incident, ' Sabre discovered that a hacker had gained access to 'account credentials" which made it possible for this person/group to access some reservation data as well as payment card data.