January 22, 2019

January 22, 2019

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Marriott Confirms Over 5 Million Passport Numbers Stolen in Data Breach

Marriott International Inc. has released new numbers relating to its Starwood Hotel’s reservation database by stating that 5 million passport numbers were stolen in the database.

After further investigation, Marriott states that the information for fewer than 383 million guests (as opposed to 500 million) were exposed. The data that was compromised of these guests include combinations of names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses passport numbers, Starwood Preferred Guest account information, gender, date of birth and travel information. Of that number, 5.25 million guests’ passport numbers were compromised.

The unauthorized access to the Starwood Hotel’s reservation database started sometime in 2014 and was discovered on November 19, 2018.

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Linn F. Freedman, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney, Providence
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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public and private clients across all industries, such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine, and charitable organizations. Linn is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She is also a member of the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team (CyFi ...

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