September 25, 2020

Marriott data breach exposes 5 million guests’ information. Again.

Marriott data breach exposes 5 million guests' information. Again.

Marriott International has announced a massive data breach that exposed approximately 5.2 million hotel guests’ information. No, not that breach. It’s a new one this time.

“At the end of February 2020, we identified that an unexpected amount of guest information may have been accessed using the login credentials of two employees at a franchise property,” the international hotel chain wrote on Tuesday. “We believe this activity started in mid-January 2020.”

According to Marriott International, the breach exposed information such as customers’ personal and contact details, loyalty account information, airline loyalty programs, and room preferences. This included people’s names, mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and birthdays. …

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