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Marriott Confirms Hacker Gained Access to Worker’s Computer

July 6, 2022, 4:30 PM

Marriott International Inc. said that a hacker used “social engineering” to trick a hotel worker into giving access to their computer, according to an emailed statement Wednesday.

  • Company says it plans to notify 300 to 400 individuals about the incident and has contacted law enforcement
  • Hacker didn’t gain access to Marriott’s core network and most of the information accessed was non-sensitive business files about the property’s operations
  • Marriott didn’t pay the hackers’ extortion demands
  • NOTE: In 2018, Marriott disclosed that a breach in one of its reservation systems exposed records for hundreds of millions of guests

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