Trump hotel customers suffer card data breach

  • Team Omega
  • July 1, 2015

The latest breach news:

Several U.S.-based banks have reported credit card breach in many of the Trump hotels across the US. The collection of hotel properties belong to the businessman Donald Trump, now a Republican Presidential candidate.

According to the banks, a number of credit and debit cards used at the Trump hotels had been used for fraudulent charges elsewhere. Trump U.S. locations that have experienced the card scams are locations including Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York have been affected and the incident is dated back to February 2015.

Hackers have been keeping very busy due to the much talked about upcoming changes in credit card technology in the United States that would make it difficult to use stolen cards. The question however is, will the move take place by any set date (October 2015) being the last date announced? Even if the technology shifts to Chip & Pin, the data security regulations are unlikely to change or become less stringent.  Also, when will it actually change? It is an expensive proposition to make the shift and experts say that it will be at least another three years before the magnetic stripe cards completely disappear.

Credit and debit cards are hard to discover and manually erase off computers or emails. If you are looking to clean out your network environment of hidden card data call Omega ATC. Phone 636-557-7777. Or, reach us via the contact page.