Marriott says Starwood hotels hit by massive data breach As many as 500M guests a爱上海同城论坛

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W Hotel at 1567 Broadway and Arne Sorenson (Credit: W Hotel, Microsoft, iStock)

The world s largest hotel company says a data breach may have compromised the personal informatio上海贵族宝贝交流区

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n of as many as 500 million guests.

Marriott International announced on Friday that an unauthorized party might have access to the names, a上海夜网论坛

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ddresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers and travel details of its guests, the Wall Street Journal reported. In some cases, guests credit card information might ve also been stolen.

The breach hit Marriott s Starwood branded hotels, which include Sheraton, W Hotels, Westin and others. Marriott became aware of a possible breach back in September but couldn t confirm what info爱上海同城

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rmation had been copied and encrypted by a third-party until November 19.

The investigation found that the Starwood guest database may have been compromised since 2014. Marriott acquired Starwood back in 2016 for $13 billion. Starwood had reported a breach at 54 locations in 2015.

“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,” Marriott Chief Executive Arne Sorenson said in a statement.

Other hotel chains have been hit by data breaches in the last few years, in阿拉爱上海同城

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cluding Hilton Worldwide Holdings and Trump Hotels. [WSJ] — Kathryn Brenzel

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, Marriott International, Tech
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