Your Identity Could Be At Risk If You Stated At A Marriott Hotel This Year
In the latest of what seems like dozens of large-scale data breaches, hotel chain Marriott has announced that customer information has been compromised.
According to Marriott, the data breach is estimated to have affected up to 500 million guests. If that estimate is correct, it would be one of the biggest consumer data breaches ever.
The breach may affect anyone who made a reservation at any Marriott, Starwood, W Hotels, St. Regis, or Westin Hotels property on or before Sept. 10, 2018. The data accessed dates back to at least 2014.
Data that may have been stolen includes customer names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers, birth dates, genders, and reservation dates.
USA Today has reported that Marriott is working with security experts to figure out how this breach occurred. The company has set up a website for any guests who would like to be notified if their information was stolen and is providing one year of WebWatcher digital security to those affected.