Marriott leaked personal data to 500 million customers
Marriott International reported that hackers gained access to the Starwood Hotels reservation database (owned by Marriott), which contains personal customer data from 2014 to the present. Moreover, in the course of the investigation, it was discovered that unauthorized access to the database was obtained in 2014.
In total, the data of 500 million guests who used the services of Starwood Hotels leaked, of which 327 million contain passport numbers, dates of birth, email addresses, postal addresses, dates of arrival and departure, and in some cases even bank card details. The most amazing thing is that your billing information was encrypted using AES-128. However, according to Marriott, “decryption components” were also stolen.
Customers who stayed at one of the Starwood Hotels listed below were affected: W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Element Hotels, Aloft Hotels, The Luxury Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton and Design Hotels.
Everything goes to the fact that this will be the largest leak of personal data since the leak of 3 billion users from Yahoo in 2013.
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