Staying in Trump Hotels brings up images of luxury, comfort and fine dining. But if you have stayed at a Trump property in the past year, you may want to check your credit card’s security.
The hotel chain announced this week that hackers had breached its security, potentially stealing credit cards from as far back as May 19, 2014, according to a CNN Money story. The locations hit include properties in Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Toronto, Miami and two hotels in New York.
The company’s statement noted that the hackers may have gained access to payment information including credit card numbers, security codes, and expiration dates.
Hackers appear to have breached the Trump chain’s systems, installing malware that tracked when employees typed card numbers into the company’s payment system. Analysts investigating the hack are not sure if data was retrieved or simply traced.
Trump Hotels joins the growing list of companies targeted by hackers. The recent credit card conversion to chip-embedded cards is expected to cut down on fraud and abuse.
Guests who stayed at Trump Hotels during the breach can contact the company for a free year of identity fraud protection, and should also be covered by their credit card company’s fraud policies.