Hackers Stole Credit Card Info From Trump Hotel Guests In 14 Locations

Hackers Stole Credit Card Info From Trump Hotel Guests In 14 Locations

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Fortunately, the hackers were not able to steal social security numbers, passport numbers, or driver's license numbers. Nevertheless, Trump Hotels have advised all their guests to check their credit card statements for products they did not buy. In a statement, a representative referred to Sabre, the program Trump Hotels use to manage its reservations:

We understand that Sabre engaged a leading cybersecurity firm to support its investigation. Sabre indicated that they also notified law enforcement and the payment card brands about this incident.

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The entire situation takes on additional political relevance when you consider President Donald Trump's past opinions on "the cyber" (as he calls it). During a 2016 Presidential Debate, President Trump had this to say on the subject of cyber security:

I have a son. He's 10 years old. He has computers. He is so good with these computers, it's unbelievable.

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Trump also tapped former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to be his cybersecurity advisor, though Giuliani has only recently heard of popular encrypting app Signal. At the recent G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, President Trump floated the idea of a joint Russian/American cyber-terrorism task force, which would be a great idea if all relevant intelligence agencies didn't agree Russian hackers are the most relevant threat to our cyber security.

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If you've stayed at a Trump hotel recently, be sure to check your bank statements! Donald Trump has been in charge of that organization for many years, which should be a scary thought to anyone who doesn't want their information hacked.

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H/T - Mashable, The Atlantic

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