Hackers stole credit card info from Trump hotel guests for months

Hackers stole credit card info from Trump hotel guests for months
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Hackers gained access to credit cards and other information from guests at 14 Trump organization properties in 2016 and had unfettered access to the information for months, the organization reported Tuesday.

A statement released on the organization's website reported that hackers gained access to "cardholder name, payment card number, card expiration date, and potentially card security code" information for guests who stayed at Trump hotels between August 2016 and March 2017. 

In some cases, hackers also gained access to guest names, email, phone numbers, addresses, and other information, although the company reported that Social Security numbers and passports were not accessed.

“The privacy and protection of our guests’ information is a matter we take very seriously,” the Trump organization said in the statement. 

"We recommend that affected guests review the information in this letter for some steps they can take to protect themselves against potential misuse of their information." 

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According to the Trump organization, hackers breached Sabre's SynXis Central Reservations system (CRS), which Trump hotels use for centralized guest bookings.

The attack "did not affect Trump Hotels’ systems," the statement reads.

The latest breach comes months after the Trump organization was forced to pay $50,000 to New York state after it failed to notify customers immediately after data breaches in 2015 led to the theft of at least 70,000 credit card numbers and 300 Social Security numbers.