Marriott Sheds New Light on Massive Breach

    Date06 Jan 2019
    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Commenting on a new round of information about the massive data breach that struck Starwood Hotels, Marriott International now says that the breach was somewhat less massive than originally thought, affecting roughly 383 million records rather than the 500 million originally said to have been compromised. The news about the passport information released is not as good: Marriott has now put a number on the breached passport records, and it's 5.25 million. That's the number of unencrypted passport numbers that were accessed; roughly 20.3 million encrypted numbers were grabbed by the perpetrators, though Marriott says that there is no evidence that the criminals got the key required for unencrypting the files.
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