Trump Hotels Get Pwned By Hackers

I wrote a while ago that Trump hotels had poorly secured WiFi that potentially made them easy to pwn by hackers. Now a report has surfaced that 14 Trump properties have been pwned by hackers, and in the process underscoring how insecure Trump properties seem to be from an IT perspective:

Guests at 14 Trump properties, including hotels in Washington, New York and Vancouver, have had their credit card information exposed, marking the third time in as many years that a months-long security breach has affected customers of the chain of luxury hotels.

The latest instance occurred between August 2016 and March 2017, according to a notice on the company’s website, and included guest names, addresses and phone numbers, as well as credit card numbers and expiration dates. The breach took place on the systems of Sabre Hospitality Solutions, a reservation booking service used by Trump Hotels, but did not compromise the Trump Hotels’ systems.

“The privacy and protection of our guests’ information is a matter we take very seriously,” the notice said, adding that Trump Hotels was notified of the breach on June 5. Trump Hotels declined to comment beyond what was posted in the notice.

The story goes on to show that Trump properties have had a long history of epic pwnage by hackers. Not only that, they’ve been slapped by governments like New York State for being so pwnable and not reporting data breaches promptly. Now hotels are a popular target for hackers wishing to swipe credit card data. But it seems that Trump hotels are a really popular target for whatever reason. Thus it might be a good idea to avoid staying in a Trump hotel if you value your credit card data.



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