Marriott says its guest reservation system has been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of approximately 500 million guests.
The hotel chain said Friday the hack affects its Starwood reservation database. They say that hackers were able to get ahold of unauthorized information in 2014, but that the company is just identified that the hack had taken place.
They say about 327 million people, have had information exposed including their names, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers, date of birth and arrival and departure information. For millions of others, their credit card numbers and card expiration dates were potentially compromised.
“We fell short of what our guests deserve and what we expect of ourselves. We are doing everything we can to support our guests, and using lessons learned to be better moving forward,” said CEO Arne Sorenson in a statement.
So again, make sure that you are constantly checking your credit report and changing your passwords often.
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