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The Marriott data breach

Federal Trade Commission – Marriott International says that a breach of its Starwood guest reservation database exposed the personal information of up to 500 million people. If your information was exposed, there are steps you can take to help guard against its misuse.

Evidence in Starwood/Marriott Breach May Point to China

Dark Reading – Attackers used methods, tools previously used by known Chinese hackers. Speculation about the criminals responsible for the Starwood/Marriot breach has centered on nation-state actors. In a new article, Reuters is reporting that 'sources familiar…

Marriott looking at China in data breach: report

TheHill – Emily Birnbaum – Private investigators for Marriott say Chinese hackers are emerging as suspects in the security breach that left the personal information of up to 500 million hotel guests exposed. Sources familiar with Marriott's internal investigation told…

Microsoft Trending Up, Apple Trending Down…? Plus, The Marriott Data Breach

Harvard Business Review – Youngme Moon, Felix Oberholzer-Gee, and Mihir Desai debate whether Microsoft is trending up while Apple is trending down, before discussing the Marriott (Starwood) data breach. They also share their After Hours picks for the week. Robert Stavins…

Clues to Marriott data breach suggest China ties, report says

CNET – Zoey Chong – Chinese intelligence could have been involved in the data breach that affected 500 million guests who have made reservations with hotels under Marriott's Starwood division, Reuters reported today. Private investigators involved in a probe into the…

Marriott breach spurs new privacy law push

TheHill – Jacqueline Thomsen and Olivia Beavers – Lawmakers are fired up after Marriott International suffered what is believed to be the nation's second-largest data hack, in which hundreds of millions of its customers had their personal data stolen. The massive exposure of personal information…

Marriott sued hours after announcing data breach

ZDNet – Catalin Cimpanu – Hours after announcing a data breach on Friday, two Oregon men sued international hotel chain Marriott for exposing their data. Their lawsuit was followed hours later by another one filed in the state of Maryland. Both lawsuits are seeking…

Marriott's poor data breach response is putting victims at risk of phishing

TechCrunch – Zack Whittaker – Last Thursday, Marriott sent out millions of emails warning of a massive data breach — some 500 million guest reservations had been stolen from its Starwood database. One problem: the email sender's domain didn't look like it came from…