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Author Topic: Marriott hack hits 500 million guests  (Read 272 times)

sevenlayermuddle

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Marriott hack hits 500 million guests
« on: November 30, 2018, 12:11:53 PM »

Currently listed as “Breaking news” on Beeb website.    Will be interesting to see how it pans out...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46401890
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Re: Marriott hack hits 500 million guests
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 04:17:26 PM »

Reading the story it looks like this happened before Marriott bought Starwood, which is where the breach happened. I'd be very annoyed if I was Marriott, unless they knew about the breach before the deal in 2016.
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Re: Marriott hack hits 500 million guests
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 10:01:09 AM »

It does, but I doubt they would have known about it before they purchased.   Even so it's taken another 2 yrs before they discovered the breach. :/   
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Re: Marriott hack hits 500 million guests
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 10:33:58 AM »

I find it increasingly hard to keep track of who’s who in the hotel industry.

My first reaction to the (empty) “breaking news” headline was..

“Oh dear, pretty sure I have used Marriots.” :(
Then as the story unfolded...
“Oh good, I have never heard of Starwood.” :)
And then as the details came out
“Ah, so Sheraton might be a problem then...” ???

Hard to know which way’s up sometimes. :D
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Re: Marriott hack hits 500 million guests
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 03:26:56 PM »

From what I heard on the news last night Marriots own hotels use a different booking system and was unaffected. It was the groups other brands that were affected.
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