It was reported today that Trump hotels have been hit by a third data breach. The full story can be found on the BBC here.Chris Wysopal, CTO and Co-Founder, Veracode commented below.
Chris Wysopal, CTO and Co-Founder at Veracode:
“With news that Donald Trump’s hotel chain has been hit by its third data breach in just three years, questions will certainly be asked whether it has been triggered as a result of recent political events. We’re seeing an increasing number of attacks being used to influence socioeconomic events, such as attacking the assets and accounts of persons of power, as seen with the string of breaches of election candidates this year.
“As cybercrime increasingly becomes a tactic used to influence events offline, as well as online, it is increasingly important that all organisations take significant steps to secure their software, web applications and networks to ensure that they aren’t their weakest points of attack.”