back to article Trump carded: Wannabe prez's hotels 'ground zero' in banking breach

Payment systems used by Trump Hotels might have been compromised, allowing copies of credit cards to fall into the hands of fraudsters, it is feared. Investigative journo Brian Krebs said that officials at several banks have told him they have spotted a pattern in fraudulent charges appearing on people's cards: all the victims …

  1. Spaceman Spiff

    This is what happens when your POS systems run an inherently insecure operating systems like MS Windows. There are other systems, such as QNX, that are much more secure, and provide similar capabilities.

    1. Danny 14

      Seeing as this will probably turn out to be an inside job, it wouldn't matter what your OS is.

  2. Captain DaFt

    Trump as President

    Sure, why not? It'd be just one more self-inflicted stupidity to add to all the others the country has committed recently. His only platform so far seems to be, "White good, brown bad."

    Unless they're hoping the Trump Magic holds; Federal Bankruptcy so mindbogglingly unbelievable that That all the banks are left propping up the mess to keep it from crushing them while he sails off into the sunset on yet another new yacht.

    It'll make the Greek debacle look like losing a bus token.

    1. User McUser
      Mushroom

      Re: Trump as President

      Yeah, It's all a big joke until you remember that America A LOT of these ------>

      :(

      At that point, the words "President Trump" become the scariest thing you'll ever hear in your life.

      "This will be the finest, classiest, most well respected Nuclear Holocaust the world has ever seen. Boom."

  3. Doug Bostrom

    Sympathies

    To Eric, poor guy. Imagine living under that cloud.

    Careful, Reg, or Donald will ban you.

    1. Roq D. Kasba

      Re: Sympathies

      Is 'cloud' a new synonym for 'rug', 'syrup', etc?

  4. Tromos
    Joke

    After his remarks on Mexicans...

    ...never mind POTUS, he sounds a much better fit than Chris Evans for replacing Clarkson.

    1. skeptical i
      Devil

      Re: After his remarks on Mexicans...

      Looks like The Donald is growing a mullet to hide some of his jowls, so mayhap there is more teevee in his future.

      1. Naughtyhorse

        Growing?

        Growing???

        Anything located on the noggin of the man that AMS desperately wants to be was extruded in a toxic waste plant, real hair won't grow there due to the cranial heat generated by all that stupid.

        as any fule kno!

        Joke icon would be inappropriate

    2. James O'Shea

      Re: After his remarks on Mexicans...

      The Donald hates Mexicans 'cause he was once chased up a tree by a Chihuahua. It was really after the dead muskrat on his head, but The Donald didn't know that.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Why should this affect his presidential aspirations?

    I didn't hear him make any promises like "I'll bring the top flight people who make Trump Hotels IT so secure to shore up the problems the current administration is having securing their networks". If he said something like that, he'd look stupid, but he can quite reasonably say this is a problem that is affecting businesses and governments the world over, and make some blowhard claims about how he'll negotiate tough with other countries unlike Obama and force them to extradite the criminals etc. etc.

    1. Don Dumb
      Facepalm

      Only this?

      @DougS - "If he said something like that, he'd look stupid"

      Because otherwise, everything else he says makes him look like a real genius!

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Only this?

        True that, but he's always touting his business experience as the reason you should vote for him, not his crazy theories about Obama's birth certificates or illegal aliens. If he touted a special ability to secure our networks right before this Trump Hotel compromise, that would be the equivalent of touting your business experience and having Trump International file for bankruptcy a week before the election!

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So what, the crims took a bit off the top

    Donald does that every night....

    Anon.

  7. jake Silver badge

    The dude has had a bad week.

    Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

    Me, I'm giggling :-)

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    To Trump it is a pleasure, it leaves the bowels at ease.

    It warms and scents the bedclothes and suffocates the fleas.

    NB for those who aren't Brits, a trump is a British term for a fart.

  9. Ben Bonsall

    Whenever I read one of these stories, I always read POS as Pile of Shit...

    "Cards were stolen via hacked Pile of Shit terminal software"

    "Malware was discovered in our Pile of Shit system"

    "40 million cards have been stolen from a Pile of Shit used by Home Depot"

    etc.

    And the first comment on this story:

    This is what happens when your Pile of Shit systems run an inherently insecure operating systems like MS Windows...

    1. channel extended

      Would that MS be More Shit?

  10. Tree
    Thumb Down

    All illegal aliens are not criminals and terrorists, but some are

    Allowing anyone to walk across the border is not good for the country. Deporting the law breakers is the answer. They are not solely Mexicans. Knowing how many Illegals are criminals might affect one's opinion about our current open borders policy. In 2013, ICE agents released 68,000 aliens with criminal convictions. The released illegals went on to commit new crimes. In 2014 30,558 criminal aliens that ICE knowingly released back into the community in 2014 had amassed nearly 80,000 convictions, including 250 homicides, 186 kidnappings and 373 sexual assaults. See http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/14/feds-releasing-illegal-immigrant-rapists-murderers/ See the GAO's criminal aliens report. You may want to check the last names of the LA Police Department's ten most wanted list.

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