Trump Hotels are hit by payment card breach!

The Trump Hotel Collection admitted on Monday that its payment card systems were hit by a breach for the second time in less than a year. However, the hotel group belonging to Donald Trump- the US presidential candidate for 2016 has refused to divulge the impact of the breach and said that it was working with the Secret Service and FBI to investigate on the issue.

The luxury hotel group is run by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump who confirmed in an email that his officials are committed to safeguard all guests’ personal info and will continue to do so vigilantly in future.

Brian Krebs, an American Journalist and reporter has alerted “The Trump Hotels” about the breach. KrebsOnSecurity reached out to Trump as soon as it learnt from three sources in financial sector that they’ve noticed a pattern of fraud on customer credit cards which suggests that hackers have breached credit card systems at some payment desks.

Krebs reported that the cards were used at several Trump hotel properties over the last two or three months, including Trump International Hotel New York, Trump Hotel Waikiki in Honolulu and The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto.

In October 2015, The Trump Hotel Collection said malware infected payment card terminals and front desk terminals for about two weeks starting in May 2015.

Now, again within a year span, the second breach has hit the luxury hotel groups.

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