Hackers may have stolen credit-card information from Trump Hotels


Trump Hotel Collection – owned by real estate mogul and current frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination Donald Trump – have confirmedearlier reports of a cyberattack aimed at stealing the credit card information of customers.

“We are providing this notice out of an abundance of caution to inform potentially affected customers of the incident and to call their attention to some steps they may choose to take to help protect themselves,” the company said in a statement.

The hotel chain has warned that anybody who stayed at certain Trump Hotel locations in Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Toronto, Miami, and New York between May 19 and June 2 of this year may have had their credit-card data exposed to hackers.

The company said hackers snuck a virus into payment systems at several Trump Hotel destinations, potentially stealing customers’ credit-card data. The virus was located in point-of-sale systems such as credit-card machines. As customers typed their payment information into the machine, the virus may have quietly pulled the data as well, although the company cannot be sure that any data was actually stolen.

“An independent forensic investigation has not conclusively determined that any particular customer’s payment-card information was taken,” the company said.

Trump Hotel Collection is offering one year of free identity-fraud protection to any customers who may be affected by the hack.