The Latest Marriott Data Breach Impacts up to 5.2M People; What to Do if You’re Affected

Hotel chain Marriott announced Tuesday that hackers accessed an internal data system that contained the personal information of approximately 5.2 million guests, including names, contact details, and addresses.

Marriott reports that at the end of February it found that an “unexpected amount” of guest information may have been accessed starting in mid-January. The data was accessed using the logins of two employees at a franchise property and included the following guest information:

  • Names
  • Personal details, such as gender and age
  • Addresses
  • Email addresses
  • Phone numbers
  • Loyalty account information for Marriott’s Bonvoy rewards program, including account numbers and points balances, but not passwords
  • Employer information
  • Information on affiliations, such as linked airline loyalty programs and numbers
  • Room and hotel preferences

The hotel chain stressed that while the investigation is ongoing, it had no reason to believe account passwords for Marriott’s Bonvoy rewards program or financial information such as credit card numbers, passport information or driver’s licenses were accessed, Marriott said in a notice of the breach… CNBC News

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