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Data hack at 7 Trump hotels confirmed

Donald Trump, right, tees off on the Red Tiger golf course in January, 2015, at the Trump International Doral Miami during the Miss Universe pageant. The Doral hotel is one of seven Trump properties that may have suffered a data breach.
Donald Trump, right, tees off on the Red Tiger golf course in January, 2015, at the Trump International Doral Miami during the Miss Universe pageant. The Doral hotel is one of seven Trump properties that may have suffered a data breach. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Customer credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen at seven Trump hotels after its payment systems were hacked for over a year.

The Trump Hotel Collection said on its website that hackers gained access to its systems between May 2014 and June 2015 at the front desk of those hotels. Hotel restaurants and gift shops were also hacked.

The hotel operator said an independent forensic investigation has not found any evidence of customer’s information being misused. The company is offering affected customers a year of free identity theft protection.

The potential thefts occurred at the Trump National Doral in Miami, Trump SoHo New York, Trump International New York, Trump International Chicago, Trump International Waikiki in Hawaii, Trump International Hotel and Tower Las Vegas and Trump International Toronto. Guests at the Doral hotel, host to golf’s Cadillac Championship, during that period have included Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Rory McIllroy, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth That could potentially include data from Arnold Palmer. Plus, of course, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, chairman and president of Trump Hotel Collection.

Trump Hotel said it is working with the U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help “catch these criminals and prosecute them to the full extent of the law.”

Other luxury hotel chains, such as the Mandarin Oriental, have reported data breaches this year.

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This story has been corrected to read that the breach lasted over a year, not nearly a year

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