DATA BREACH: Marriott Hacked – 500 Million Records

Marriott’s Starwood Members database has been breached, exposing details of over 500 million members.

Marriott confirms that it has found that hackers had unauthorised access to the entire database and had copied data continuously since 2014.

Data stolen includes:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Passport number
  • Starwood Preferred Guest account information
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Arrival and departure information
  • Reservation date
  • Communication preferences
  • Payment details

We advise as always, anyone caught up in this follow our data-breach process immediately; change all passwords on accounts you might have reused that password on; inform your bank and check for identity theft indications with credit agencies.

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