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Marriott Says Starwood Hacked, Affecting 500 Million Guests (1)

Nov. 30, 2018, 12:20 PM

Marriott International Inc. has been investigating a hack involving unauthorized access to the guest reservation database at its Starwood unit since 2014, in what may be one of the biggest such data breaches.

The attack involved 500 million guests and included some passport numbers and credit card information.

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Hack may rank only below Yahoo as one of the biggest of personal data. Yahoo suffered a 2013 security breach that exposed all 3 billion of its users at the time.

Attack troubling because of the amount of details potentially stolen by the attackers. In 2017 an attack on Equifax...

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