Trump Hotels reports a data breach

Even Donald Trump is susceptible to hackers.

The Trump Hotel Collection recently announced that they are investigating reports of a credit card breach that may have affected multiple locations across the company.

"Like virtually every other company these days, we have been alerted to potential suspicious credit card activity and are in the midst of a thorough investigation to determine whether it involves any of our properties," said Trump Organization executive vice president Eric Trump in statement. "We are committed to safeguarding all guests' personal information and will continue to do so vigilantly."

The Trump Hotel Collection, which is tied to magnate and recently announced Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, operates several luxury hotel properties around the world, including U.S. locations in Chicago, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.

The breach was initially reported by Krebs on Security, who said that industry sources claim the breach dates back to at least February 2015. At this time, it is unclear how many of the company's locations were compromised in the breach.

According to the International Business Times, investigators are still working to discover how many cardholders were affected and how much money was compromised in the hack.

Krebs states that the increase of data breaches in recent months can be seen as a sign that hackers are working quickly to beat the October 2015 deadline for EMV implementation. These breaches are typically the result of malware installed on point of sale equipment, which captures credit card information when cards are swiped. As EMV, or embedded chip, cards are encrypted, the malware currently used will no longer be useful to thieves. 

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