Marriott hack hits millions
THE Marriott hotel chain has reported a data breach affecting the personal details of up to half a billion of its guests.
The US company said there has been unauthorised access to the database of its Starwood branch. The discovery came as part of an investigation that had been looking at a cyber attack dating back to 2014.
The company believes the breach affected “up to approximately 500 million guests who made a reservation at a Starwood property”, although some records could belong to people who had multiple stays.
For 327 million of those reservations, data exposed includes name, address, phone number, email, passport number, and other personal details, as well as details of the person’s stay, the statement said.
Credit card numbers and expiration dates of some guests may have been taken.