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Trump Hotel Collection has confirmed in a letter to customers that IT security at one of its Las Vegas hotels was breached. News emerged in July of a possible breach at the US chain owned by real estate magnate and Republican candidate Donald Trump. It was suspected at the time based on intelligence from bank fraud sleuths …

  1. Mark 85

    What is it going to take to change the thinking of the corporates on this? We all know it's "when" and not "if" but they think its the other way around. Will some mega-billion dollar class-action lawsuit be needed? Or maybe some common sense that if you do care about your customers, you will take the proper steps from the highest member of management to the lowest member of the hotel/business staff.

  2. Spaceman Spiff

    Most of these vulnerable POS systems run some version of Microsoft Windows - usually XP. Are we surprised they were hacked? Not even slightly! There are POS systems built on hardened operating systems such as QNX and Linux that are very hard to hack, especially QNX, which is used in safety and security critical systems, such as nuclear power plant control systems.

  3. Neoc

    Correct me if I'm wrong

    I believe that the CCV is supposed to be used *once* to confirm a new credit card number. The card number gets stored but I believe the CCV is not legally meant to be stored in a database.

    If my recollection is true, and the CCV *was* stored in the system, wouldn't this be a egregious legal breach?

    <edit> Ah, never mind. I just re-read the article and it wasn't (just?) the database that was breached but the system which accepted CC information for processing... which would include CCVs.

  4. Lars Silver badge


    And I was hoping there was at least one site in the world without him. Perhaps ElReg should add a "Comics" section.

  5. disgruntled yank


    The primaries don't start until February. If the WSJ means "persons who have ever voted in a Republican primary", that quite possibly could include Hillary Clinton.

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