Trump Hotels Hacked
Poor Donald Trump has had a rough time of it lately. The Republican presidential candidate and world's most famous businessman has faced backlash after making controversial remarks about immigrants recently. Now his hotels have become victims of credit card hacks.
Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions for the Trump Organization, Eric Trump, released the following statement:
"Like virtually every other company these days, we have been alerted to potential suspicious credit card activity and are in the midst of a thorough investigation to determine whether it involves any of our properties,” the statement reads. “We are committed to safeguarding all guests’ personal information and will continue to do so vigilantly."
Trump Hotel locations around the United States are dealing with a credit card breach. These include hotels in Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and New York City. It's likely that malware made its way into a point-of-sales system and spread throughout the organization. The malware would then able to read data on credit and debit cards swiped at the hotel locations and send the information to hackers, who then sell the information in batches on online black markets. It's a familiar modus operandi that we've seen in cyberattacks perpetrated on Target, Home Depot and too many other companies in the last year.