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Crime Marriott International reveals new data breach exposed up to 5.2 million guests

17:01  01 april  2020
17:01  01 april  2020 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Marriott International Inc said on Tuesday information of about 5 . 2 million hotel guests was breached , the second such incident for the hotel operator in less than two years. In November 2018, Marriott said its Starwood guest reservation database was breached , potentially exposing

Marriot announced its second major data breach in less than two years. The information included names, phone numbers, birthdays, loyalty information and room Approximately 5 . 2 million guests have been exposed in the event. Their names, account information and other details were accessed.

The personal information of at least 5.2 million Marriott guests could have been accessed by hackers for more than a month in the second major data breach to strike the company in less than two years.

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Marriott International in an alert posted to its website Tuesday said the information included names, email and postal addresses, phone numbers, as well as loyalty information for linked companies like airlines and room preferences.

And while an investigation is ongoing, the hotel chain said ID and passport numbers, credit card information, and account passwords were likely not affected,

Marriott data breach exposes over 5 million people: Latest major security hack

  Marriott data breach exposes over 5 million people: Latest major security hack The hotel chain's latest security breach is just one of dozens that have revealed guests' personal details.The Marriott Hotel group suffered its second major data breach in two years.

(Reuters) - Marriott International Inc (O:MAR) said on Tuesday information of about 5 . 2 million hotel guests was breached , the second such incident for the hotel operator in less than two years. In November 2018, Marriott said its Starwood guest reservation database was breached , potentially

(Reuters) - Marriott International Inc said on Tuesday information of about 5 . 2 million hotel guests was breached , the second such incident for the hotel operator in less than two years. It said the breached information, including contact details, loyalty account information and additional personal

Marriott first became aware of the security breach at the end of February, when it discovered a hacker used the login credentials of two employees to gain access the customer information. The company said the activity started in mid-January but did not provide further details regarding how it happened.

Both accounts used to gain access to the private data have been suspended. It’s unclear whether the employees with those credentials are suspects in the matter.

In an email to potentially affected customers obtained by Business Insider, Marriott’s president of its consumer group, Stephanie Linnartz, said the company was setting up a portal in which they can see if their information was involved and offered one year of a free personal monitoring service from Experian.

Marriott in November 2018 announced a similar, massive data breach in which hackers accessed the information of up to 383 million guests. The company said unencrypted passport numbers for at least 5.25 million guests were accessed, as was credit card information for 8.6 million guests.

An investigation led by the FBI concluded the hackers were working on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security, the rough equivalent of the CIA.

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