Monday, 25 March, 2019

Marriott Now Says 5.25 Million Passport Numbers Accessed in November Data Breach

Marriott International Hospitality company logo seen Hackers stole more than 300 million records from Marriott in 2014. Igor Golovniov SOPA Images LightRocket via Getty Images
Orlando Vargas | 06 January, 2019, 22:56

The vast number of people affected still places the Marriott data breach among the biggest hacks of personal data ever to affect one company.

The update also states that 8.6 million unencrypted payment cards were accessed, with approximately 354,000 payment cards being unexpired as of September 2018.

On the other hand, the hackers were in Marriott's systems from 2014 to that date, so many of those cards were likely active during the database infiltration, we reckon. The company also provided a new accounting of the number of guests who had passport and credit-card data exposed.

Originally Marriott estimated that there were 500 million guests who had their information compromised but is now saying that more than 383 million records were actually involved.

After consulting internal and external investigators, the world's largest lodging company now believes that no more than 383 million customers - and probably fewer - had their data exposed to unauthorized parties, Marriott said Friday in a statement.

Hackers accessed the passport numbers of 5.25 million people during its major data breach a year ago, Marriott has revealed.

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The company says it is in the process of setting up a method for guests to look up whether a passport number has been compromised.

In its initial disclosure in November, Marriott said that although the payment card data stolen was encrypted, it was possible that the attackers had accessed the key material needed to decrypt them. There is no evidence at this time that the hacker was able to access the master decryption key for the encrypted numbers.

"There is no evidence that the unauthorized third party accessed either of the components needed to decrypt the encrypted payment card numbers", according to Marriott.

In an update on Friday, Marriott said 383 million records was the "upper boundary" for the total number of guest records they believe were involved in the incident announced in November 2018.

As is often the case with data breaches, Marriott also revised the number of total records involved in the incident.

The hotel chain says that all guests at its Starwood subsidiary brands are now managed through Marriott's central reservations system. The company said the contents of the stolen data were from the Starwood guest reservation database, which it acquired when it bought Starwood and its 1,200 properties in 2016 for $13 billion. This occurred before Marriott and Starwood merged, and Marriott officials said the company has now taken the Starwood database offline and all reservations now flow through the Marriott system.

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