Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Data Breach Lawsuit Hits Trump Hotels

Data breaches are becoming more commonplace as the Trump Hotel Collection is hit with a lawsuit.













According to the website Lawyers and Settlements (http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/data-breach/donald-trump-hotel-collection-thc-21021.html#.Vjn_VrerTIU), the Trump Hotel Collection (THC) had its system hacked between May 19, 2014 and June 2 of this year.

Customers who stayed at the THC in New York, Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, Waikiki and/orToronto and used their credit cards are vulnerable to identity theft although it is reported that no customer information was removed from the THC database.

What Can You Learn From the Trump Hotels Data Breach?

Data breaches have affected a lot of corporations – even the Trump Hotel Collection. No business or company is immune. Sure there are things that these companies could have perhaps done to better safeguard its customers information, but at this point that's water under the bridge.

You as a consumer have no control over the way the companies you do business with safeguard your personal information. It's only after the fact that you realize that some companies just plain drop the ball and leave you and your identity right open for the taking.

It's in your best interest to be proactive about your identity before something like this happens to you. Data breaches and identity theft will affect you at one time or another - so it's not a question of if but of when.

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