Another security breach affecting millions.

April 2nd, 2020 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

The personal information of as many as 5.2 million Marriott guests may have been illegally accessed online, in the hotel group’s second major data breach in less than two years. The firm revealed Tuesday that information may have included names, phone numbers, birthdays, loyalty information and room preferences.

Marriott spotted an ‘unexpected amount’ of guest information had been accessed at the end of February using login credentials of two employees at a franchised property. whose logins have since been disabled while the group assists authorities with their investigation to track down the digital thieves. ‘The company believes that this activity started in mid-January 2020,’ Marriott shared in a statement.

In November 2018, the firm announced that 500 million guests’ data may have been exposed in breaches of the system for its Starwood portfolio that began in 2014. The recent data breach, according to Marriott, did not seem to include credit card information, passport numbers or driver’s license information. it is is offering affected guests free enrollment in a personal information monitoring service for up to one year.

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