Why we should all have data reser­va­tions

Western Daily Press - - Stateside -

IT used to be that we wor­ried whether the sheets had been changed when stay­ing in a ho­tel.

But the lat­est cy­ber at­tack sug­gests that it’s not the bed­bugs we need to be con­cerned about but com­puter bugs.

The lat­est com­pany to put our per­sonal in­for­ma­tion at risk was the Mar­riot Ho­tel chain which saw 500 mil­lion guests have their de­tails com­pro­mised. The hack was one of the worst in his­tory.

Ev­ery month now, it seems, some large firm we en­trust with our credit card num­bers, home ad­dresses, tele­phone num­ber, even pass­port de­tails, is not do­ing enough to pro­tect us.

The Mar­riott breach shows that as we check in, the hack­ers check us out.

Mar­riott’s data breach ex­poses cus­tomers to fraud

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