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The Marriott Data Breach (Includes Passport Numbers and Payment Card Info)

  • Mariott Data Breach Includes Passport Details and Credit Card Information of Customers.
  • Marriott Starwood Data Breach of around 500 Million Hotel Guests Data Compromised.
  • Let’s Find out the Latest Marriot Hack.


The previous month, we have reported that one of the most famous hotel chains in the world, Marriott, which got attacked by the hackers. This data breach has confidential details of valuable customers.

Recent press release which issued by Mariott that clarifies that the hackers actually stolen less data than the original reported but that data may have also included password number of their customers.

This data breach of Marriott’s Starwood Hotel reservation system was back than in 2014 but it was detected later in September 8th, 2018.

Company Statement

Arne Sorenson, Marriott’s CEO and President, commented about this huge data breach,

We want to provide our customers and partners with updates based on our ongoing work to address this incident as we try to understand as much as we possibly can about what happened. As we near the end of the cyber forensics and data analytics work, we will continue to work hard to address our customers’ concerns and meet the standard of excellence our customers deserve and expect from Marriott.

According to New York Times, that the initial analysis of this huge data breach claims that the Chinese may have been involved in it.

Although China denied involvement in the incident, USA’s National Security Agency still warned about rising number of cyber attacks that is originated from China. The FBI is also looking into this data breach deeply.

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