Marriott’s Massive Cyber Security Breach Exposes Data of More Than 500 Million Guests

It has been revealed by the Marriott International chains in the previous week that hackers illegally accessed its Starwood reservation database since 2014. This cyber security breach on Marriott chains potentially exposed personal information on about 500 million guests. Massive Cyber Security Breach on Marriott Exposes Data of More Than 500 Million Guests.

The company said that for 327 million guests, personal information compromised could include some combination of name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number, date of birth and Starwood Preferred Guest account information among other personal details.

The company recently discovered that an unauthorized party had copied and encrypted information, and took steps towards removing it. Although they did not confirm whether the hackers were ale to decrypt the information or not.

The CEO said:

“We fell short of what our guests deserve and what we expect of ourselves. We are doing everything we can to support our guests, and using lessons learned to be better moving forward.”
The hotel chain also assured that the hack has been reported to law enforcement.
This revelation marks one of the biggest corporate data beaches in history. It’s second behind one involving Yahoo, which said in 2017 that 3 billion accounts encompassing several of its brands were compromised. This revelation has some serious impact on the company’s shares in the market along with the loss of reputation.
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