HomesecurityMarriott: New data breach affects 5,2 million visitors

Marriott: New data breach affects 5,2 million visitors


Η Marriott hotel chain revealed a new one yesterday infringement data which affected more than 5,2 million visitors of its hotels. The victims of the violation were the visitors who had used it loyalty app of the company.

Marriott posted a notice on its website stating that the hotel chain had been notified of the data breach in late February. According to the data, one hacker had used them credentials connecting two employees to acquire access in their information customers by backend systems of the app.

According to Marriot, the hack took place in mid-January. However, he did not disclose further details on how exactly that happened.

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The hotel chain said the attacker had direct access to loyalty date of Marriott Bonvoy. The data presented include:

  • Contact info: name, email address, email address and phone number
  • Loyalty Account Information: account number but no passwords
  • Additional personal information: company, gender, date of birth
  • Partnerships: connected loyalty programs in Airlines
  • Preferences: accommodation / room preferences and language preference

Marriott said the investigation was ongoing. The data so far show that o hacker he did not have access in account passwords, account PINs, payment card information, passport information, details identity or driving license numbers.

The hotel chain launched a network portal where the users of the app can check if they belong to these 5,2 million visitors affected by data breach.

Is second time that Marriott is experiencing such a major breach data. To him November of 2018, Marriott said some hackers had gained access to their reservation system Starwood Hotels (belonging to Marriott), from where stole the personal data of 383 million visitors. The principles of USA they suspected that they were behind the violation Chinese hackers, but there was no evidence.

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