So it's SynXis and not Trump Hotels that was cracked?
but yeah you had me hooked with the article's title. well done!
(Apparently other hotels affected as well)
Trump Hotels has become the latest accommodation group to put its hands up as a user of the compromised Sabre SynXis Central Reservations system. SynXis offers hotel-bookings-as-a-service to tourism operators and has contacted users to let them know that unauthorised parties had accessed its systems. Trump Hotels' letter [PDF …
but on the bright side
What? You mean you don't think he's going to do that anyway? He always reacts to anything that he feels like criticism of him or his brand in the same way. So we can expect more bluster about how great the hotels are, etc.
Yep, if Sabre themselves take payments from cards, I guess they just lost that privilege. If they're just a booking service and the hotel takes the payment from the card details forwarded from SynXis - dunno how PCI sanctions would work there (but also not clear how that could work if the hotel/bank interface used additional authentication, e.g. Verified By Visa)
[quote]Trump Hotels advises guests to “remain vigilant for incidents of fraud and identity theft by regularly reviewing account statements and monitoring free credit reports for any unauthorized activity.” [/quote]
As opposed to "provides free credit reports" or anything expensive like that?
it would take before a Trump hotel of related service was hacked. With almost every chain out there getting it long ago, I'm really surprised it took this long. Now maybe Trump will finally realize just how pervasive the problem is, and quit denying it like it will go away, if you just ignore it.
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