by Michael J. Shapiro | April 07, 2016
Hackers may have breached payment-card systems at some or all properties in the Trump Hotel Collection, according to security expert Brian Krebs. Krebs received the information from three banking industry sources, and first reported the possible breach in his blog, If true, this would be the second such breach at the hotel company in less than a year.

Trump Hotels, which is run by the Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and his family, numbers 14 luxury properties around the globe. According to Krebs, banking sources noted fraud on cards used at Trump International Hotel New York, Trump Hotel Waikiki in Honolulu and the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto.

"Like virtually every other company these days, we are routinely targeted by cyber terrorists whose only focus is to inflict harm on great American businesses," said Eric Trump, Donald's son and Trump Hotels' executive vice president of development and acquisitions. "We are in the midst of a thorough investigation on this matter and are working with the U.S. Secret Service and the F.B.I. to help catch these criminals and prosecute to the full extent of the law. We are committed to safeguarding all guests' personal information and will continue to do so vigilantly."

In October 2015, the company confirmed that malware was discovered in payment systems affecting Trump SoHo New York, Trump National Doral, Trump International New York, Trump International Chicago, Trump International Waikiki, Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas, and Trump International Toronto.