Marriott reveals that up to 500 million hotel guests were hit by data hack
Marriott said it was alerted on September 8 that there had been an attempt to hack their reservation database in the United States
CYBERCRIME Marriott International revealed that up to 500 million hotel guests may have had their data compromised in a hack of the Starwood reservation database.
Marriott said it was alerted on September 8 that there had been an attempt to hack their reservation database in the United States.
The Starwood brands include: W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Element Hotels, Aloft Hotels, The Luxury Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton and Design Hotels. The operator revealed that Starwood branded timeshare properties are also included.
The company launched a probe, and discovered “that there had been unauthorised access to the Starwood network since 2014.”
In a statement, Marriott revealed that the company has taken measures to investigate and address a data security incident involving the Starwood guest reservation database.
On November 19, the investigation determined that there was unauthorised access to the database, which contained guest information relating to reservations at Starwood properties on or before September 10.
The Starwood reservation database was hacked in September 2018.