Donald Trump's Hotels HackedAdded: Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
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The chain of high-end hotels that belong to a presidential candidate and real-estate baron Donald Trump “may have been involved in a data security incident”. The security hack was ascribed to malware that was living inside the system for about a year.
The company issued a statement, notifying its customers of the possibility that the malware may have affected payment card information, including bank card account number, expiration date and security code.
Donald Trump's hotel chain detailed the nature of the hack and pointed out that it had not stored credit cards in a cache that had been breached. However, it turned out that the malware may have accessed sensitive data in real-time as it was being typed into the system.
The company acknowledged the breach roughly 3 months after the security specialists first reported that multiple financial institutions suspected the hotels were targeted. Trump's hotel chain is not the first data breach of the last week. Aside from them, discount brokerage Scottrade admitted a security breach, and data giant Experian also announced becoming a victim of the hack affecting about 15m T-Mobile customers.
According to security experts, there is a strong incentive to steal this very type of data, because it ‘weighs’ very little but costs a lot. The intruders only need to find one entry point and they get access to a lot of sensitive information. In the meantime, the industry watchers noticed an uptick in the sale of this kind of data on the deep web immediately after recent breaches. The data was often offered in the form of “fullz” – complete sets of identifying details, not just credit card numbers.
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
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