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Hackers again stole guests' credit card data from Trump Hotels

Hackers again stole guests' credit card data from Trump Hotels”

Sabre's investigation found that the unauthorized party first accessed reservation information on August 10, 2016.

The unauthorized party in this data breach accessed payment card information for certain hotel reservations and, in some cases, guest contact information. Following an investigation, Sabre notified us on June 5, 2017 that an unauthorised party gained access to account credentials that permitted access to payment card data and certain reservation information for some of our hotel reservations processed through Sabre's CRS.

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".

"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 Trump Hotels organization issued a statement explaining that the hotels use a third-party reservation system known as Sabre SynXis.

The attack "did not affect Trump Hotels' systems", the statement reads.

The attack comes less than a year after Trump International Hotels Management paid $50,000 in penalties to ny state for failing to notify customers immediately of an earlier data breach.

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That cyber attack exposed 70,000 credit card numbers and 300 Social Security numbers.

Hotel chains have lagged behind many other businesses in protecting their networks, security analysts told the Washington Post. "The last access to this information was on March 9, 2017", Trump Hotels said.

Trump Hotels agreed to update its security practices as a result of the agreement. Hard Rock notified customers on July 6, with Four Seasons and Trump Hotels waiting nearly another week to break the bad news. 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.

The hotel chain is owned by the US President Donald Trump.

'If more people are staying there in an attempt to curry favor with the government, the fishing pool of targets is certainly greater than it was prior to November, ' he said.

While this incident may fall primarily on the company behind the reservations systems, Trump Hotel guests are not new to data breaches.

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