Marriott Pwned Again… Over 5 Million Affected This Time

It seems that Marriott is unable to keep itself out of the news for all the wrong reasons. CNET among others is reporting that they’ve been hacked again. This hack affects at least 5 million guests. This follows a hack of Marriott property MGM Resorts back in February which leaked the details of 10.8 million guests. And that was on top of this absolutely epic hack from 2018. Here’s what happened this time around:

At the end of February, Marriott international said that it spotted an “unexpected amount” of guest information may have been accessed with the login credentials of two employees at a franchise property. The exposed information may include names, addresses, emails, phone numbers and birthdays.  Loyalty account details and information like room preferences may also have been breached. This is the second major incident to impact the hotel over a two year period. 

Clearly Marriott can’t get its act together when it comes to cybersecurity. It’s time that this hotel chain get slapped silly so that they get the point that they have to take cybersecurity seriously. Because they clearly don’t based on how often they get hacked.

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