Cyber Attack leaks credit card numbers of Trump Hotel Customers


Trump International Hotels Management LLC issued a public statement on its website yesterday that a data breach which occurred at its IT service providers has compromised card payment details of customers at 14 of its properties, including hotels in Washington, New York, and Vancouver.

The details forwarded to the press on Thursday say that the breach occurred between August 2016 and March 2017 and the spilled data happens to be the names of hotel guests, their addresses, phone numbers, their credit card numbers and expiration dates.

A spokesperson from Trump Hotels gave a media briefing on Thursday and added that the breach took place on the systems of Sabre Hospitality Solutions- a reservation booking service used by Trump Hotels.

According to a statement released by Sabre Systems in May this year, Sabre’s reservation systems were hit by a cyber attack between 2016-17. And the company notified this issue to the management of Trump Hotels on June 5th,2017.

Sabre Systems which serves more than 32,000 properties on a worldwide note investigated on this issue and came to a conclusion that the first unauthorized access of its reservation systems was made on August 10, 2016, and the last unauthorized access was conducted on March 9th this year.

For obvious reasons, the management of Trump Hotels has declined to disclose the exact number of customers affected by the breach. 

Note- The chain of Trump Hotels which were formerly led by the US President Donald Trump agreed to pay $50,000 in a settlement over data breaches last year. The hotel management paid $50k as a penalty to New York State for failing to notify customers immediately after the data breach which exposed more than 70,000 credit card numbers and 300 social security numbers.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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