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Top Story: A major U.S. hotel chain hit by another data breach

Top Story: A major U.S. hotel chain hit by another data breach
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In the past year, data breaches at major hotel chains have become a major concern. Last November, it happened to Hilton and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, which own brands like Sheraton, Westin and Four Points.

In January, a breach at Hyatt Hotels exposed the credit card numbers, names and contact information of customers who'd made purchases in the restaurants and gift shops.

But, according to banking industry sources a popular luxury hotel chain has been targeted again, making this the second breach it's encountered in less than a year.

This past October, Trump Hotel Collection confirmed that its systems had been infected with malware that led to a data breach. The hotel chain owns many luxury properties in association with U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and is believed to have fallen victim to another breach.

Representatives of Trump Hotels have stated they're currently investigating the claims to determine the extent of the breach. In a written statement, they claimed, "We are committed to safeguarding all guests' personal information and will continue to do so vigilantly."

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