Donald Trump’s luxury hotel chain has confirmed that seven of its properties were the target of a data breach earlier this year that potentially exposed customer debit and credit card information.
In a legal notice posted on its website, the Trump Hotel Collection said the hack could affect people who used their cards between May 19, 2014, and June 2, 2015, at Trump SoHo New York, Trump National Doral in Miami, Trump International New York, Trump International Chicago, Trump International Waikiki, Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas and Trump International Toronto.
"Although an independent forensic investigation has not conclusively determined that any particular customer’s payment card information was taken from the Properties’ payment card system or misused, we are providing this notice out of an abundance of caution to inform potentially affected customers of the incident and to call their attention to some steps they may choose to take to help protect themselves," the notice said.
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The statement confirmed a report in July by cybersecutiy journalist Brian Krebs that several luxury hotel properties tied to the real estate executive and now Republican presidential candidate appeared to be the victim of a credit card breach.
Trump Hotel Collection said it has removed the malware that infected its point-of-sale terminals and is reconfiguring its network to make it more secure.
James Eng is a Technology and Science contributing editor for NBC News. Eng joined NBCNews.com from MSN News, where he was an online content producer, writer and editor. Prior to his work at MSN News, Eng was a senior editor at MSNBC Interactive. Before that, he was a reporter and editor for The Associated Press.