30 ноября, 22:24

What Are The Biggest Data Breaches?

What Are The Biggest Data Breaches?

30 ноября, 21:32

Marriott's Starwood hack hits up to 500 million customers

Marriott International Inc said on Friday that hackers accessed up to 500 million customer records in its Starwood Hotels reservation system in an attack that began four years ago, exposing data including passport numbers and payment cards.

30 ноября, 18:59

Из Marriott утекли персональные данные 500 млн. клиентов

Компания Marriott International сообщила, что хакеры получили доступ к базе данных бронирования сети Starwood Hotels (принадлежит Marriott), содержащей персональные данные клиентов начиная с 2014 года и по сегодняшний день. Причем, в ходе расследования обнаружилось, что неавторизованный доступ к базе был получен еще в 2014 году. Читать дальше →

30 ноября, 17:47

Marriott's Starwood database hacked, 500 million may be affected

Marriott International Inc said on Friday that hackers accessed about 500 million records in its Starwood Hotels reservation system in an attack that began four years ago, exposing personal data of customers including some payment card numbers.

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30 ноября, 16:22

Marriott says hackers compromised 500 million guests' data

Hackers breached a database of Starwood hotels’ guest information and potentially accessed information on 500 million people, Starwood owner Marriott said today in a statement.The compromised data included detailed information — including names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, passport numbers and dates of birth — for 327 million people, Marriott said, as well as payment information for some of those people, although the company said that data was encrypted.The intrusion began in 2014 and was discovered on Nov. 19, the company said.“We fell short of what our guests deserve and what we expect of ourselves,” said Marriott President and Chief Executive Officer Arne Sorenson. “We are doing everything we can to support our guests, and using lessons learned to be better moving forward.”The company, which is working with law enforcement to investigate the breach, said it would begin emailing affected guests today. It is also offering victims free access to a service that monitors the internet for their personal information.Article originally published on POLITICO Magazine]]>

30 ноября, 16:08

Данные 500 млн клиентов Marriott International могли попасть к хакерам

База данных компании Starwood Hotels & Resorts подверглась кибератаке, в результате чего в руки хакеров могла попасть личная информация 500 млн клиентов Marriott International, сообщает 30 ноября CNBC со ссылкой на агентство Reuters.

30 ноября, 16:05

Marriott Hacker Checks Out Of Starwood Hotel Reservation System With Personal Data Of 500M Guests

Marriott International has confirmed today that a breach of the Starwood guest reservation database could have compromised sensitive personal data of half a billion hotel guests. Here's what is known so far and how you can find out if your data has been stolen.

30 ноября, 15:42

Marriott's Starwood database hacked, 500 million guests may be affected

Marriott International said on Friday that hackers illegally accessed its Starwood Hotels brand's reservation database since 2014, potentially exposing personal information on about 500 million guests.

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30 ноября, 15:04

Marriott says Starwood database hacked

Marriott International said on Friday that a guest reservation database of its Starwood Hotel brand was breached, potentially exposing information on about 500 million guests.

30 ноября, 14:26

NY Attorney General Opens Investigation Into Massive Marriott Hack

Update: New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood has launched an investigation into the hack of Starwood's guest registration system announced Friday morning. And while one analyst who appeared on CNBC Friday morning said he didn't expect the scandal to have a long-term impact on Marriott shares, analysts at Cowen have warned that it could impact enrollment in Starwood's loyalty program, which is seen as one of its most successful assets. * * * This is terrible news for Marriott shareholders (and great news for the VC backers of Airbnb). Marriott shares have fallen more than 2% in premarket trading after the hotel chain announced news of a massive data breach of its guest registration system at Starwood hotels, the hotel chain that it purchased in September 2016.  According to a press release, Marriott believes the compromised database had information on up to 500 million guests who had made a reservation at a Starwood property. The information compromised includes sensitive details including their passport numbers (for those who booked at foreign hotels) as well as name, date of birth, dates of their reservation, email address and mailing address. The infiltration dates back to at least September 2014 - before Starwood was purchased by Marriott - and continued through September of this year. Payment card numbers and payment card expiration dates belonging to some of those affected were also stolen, but the payment card numbers were encrypted using Advanced Encryption Standard encryption. To put these numbers in context, going by sheer volume, the Starwood Hotels hack would be the largest since Yahoo announced that information belonging to roughly 3 billion users had been taken by hackers. Marriott was alerted to the breach when a security tool notified the company of an attempted intrusion back in September. After an investigation, the company learned that hackers had been accessing data from its guest registration system and had even attempted to remove and encrypt it. Just like Equifax and other major data breaches before it, news of the hack is bound to raise a number of questions about what Marriott knew and when, and whether Starwood should have been aware of and disclosed this information before the IPO, as well as exactly what the fallout for those affected might be. Marriott has informed the UK Information Commissioner's office about the hack of its global reservation system. "We have received a data breach report from Marriott Hotels, involving its Starwood Hotels and will be making enquiries," the regulator said. It asked any concerned customers impacted by the hack to report any suspicious activity. Read the full release below: BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marriott has taken measures to investigate and address a data security incident involving the Starwood guest reservation database. On November 19, 2018, the investigation determined that there was unauthorized access to the database, which contained guest information relating to reservations at Starwood properties* on or before September 10, 2018. On September 8, 2018, Marriott received an alert from an internal security tool regarding an attempt to access the Starwood guest reservation database in the United States. Marriott quickly engaged leading security experts to help determine what occurred. Marriott learned during the investigation that there had been unauthorized access to the Starwood network since 2014. The company recently discovered that an unauthorized party had copied and encrypted information, and took steps towards removing it. On November 19, 2018, Marriott was able to decrypt the information and determined that the contents were from the Starwood guest reservation database. The company has not finished identifying duplicate information in the database, but believes it contains information on up to approximately 500 million guests who made a reservation at a Starwood property. For approximately 327 million of these guests, the information includes some combination of name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number, Starwood Preferred Guest (“SPG”) account information, date of birth, gender, arrival and departure information, reservation date, and communication preferences. For some, the information also includes payment card numbers and payment card expiration dates, but the payment card numbers were encrypted using Advanced Encryption Standard encryption (AES-128). There are two components needed to decrypt the payment card numbers, and at this point, Marriott has not been able to rule out the possibility that both were taken. For the remaining guests, the information was limited to name and sometimes other data such as mailing address, email address, or other information. Marriott reported this incident to law enforcement and continues to support their investigation. The company has already begun notifying regulatory authorities. “We deeply regret this incident happened,” said Arne Sorenson, Marriott’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “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.” “Today, Marriott is reaffirming our commitment to our guests around the world. We are working hard to ensure our guests have answers to questions about their personal information, with a dedicated website and call center. We will also continue to support the efforts of law enforcement and to work with leading security experts to improve. Finally, we are devoting the resources necessary to phase out Starwood systems and accelerate the ongoing security enhancements to our network,” Mr. Sorenson continued. Guest Support Marriott has taken the following steps to help guests monitor and protect their information: Dedicated Website and Call Center We have established a dedicated website (info.starwoodhotels.com) and call center to answer questions you may have about this incident. The frequently-asked questions on info.starwoodhotels.com may be supplemented from time to time. The call center is open seven days a week and is available in multiple languages. Call volume may be high, and we appreciate your patience. Email Notification Marriott will begin sending emails on a rolling basis starting today, November 30, 2018, to affected guests whose email addresses are in the Starwood guest reservation database. Free WebWatcher Enrollment Marriott is providing guests the opportunity to enroll in WebWatcher free of charge for one year. WebWatcher monitors internet sites where personal information is shared and generates an alert to the consumer if evidence of the consumer’s personal information is found. Due to regulatory and other reasons, WebWatcher or similar products are not available in all countries. Guests from the United States who activate WebWatcher will also be provided fraud consultation services and reimbursement coverage for free. To activate WebWatcher, go to info.starwoodhotels.com and click on your country, if listed, for enrollment. Marriott is furnishing a Form 8-K with the SEC attaching a copy of this press release and presenting certain other information with respect to the incident. Starwood brands include: W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Element Hotels, Aloft Hotels, The Luxury Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton and Design Hotels. Starwood branded timeshare properties are also included.  

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30 ноября, 09:03

Marriott discloses data breach affecting up to 500 million guests

The hotel giant said an unauthorized party had accessed the reservations database for Starwood hotels, one of Marriott’s subsidiaries. The breach included names, email addresses, passport numbers and payment information.

22 марта, 13:37

These Are the Most Bizarre Things People Have Stolen From Hotel Rooms

It’s likely people have been pilfering from hotels since their inception. Someone probably even stole from the no-room inn of Bethlehem. Whether it’s a small souvenir or something bigger, such as a plush robe, theft by guests has cost the hotel industry big bucks. Some people, however, don’t stop at stealing the small things. Instead, they […]

21 февраля, 16:19

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Priceline, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Hilton and Marriott

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Priceline, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Hilton and Marriott

21 февраля, 00:49

U.S. Hotel Industry Outlook - February 2018

U.S. Hotel Industry Outlook - February 2018

30 января, 01:12

3 Growth Stocks to Watch This Earnings Season

3 Growth Stocks to Watch This Earnings Season

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09 декабря 2017, 20:55

The Best Hotel Rewards Programs

Starwood Hotels and Resorts may have the best loyalty program based on new rankings published this week.

05 декабря 2017, 15:05

Marriott Opens Roomers Munich, Adds to Autograph Collection

Marriott's (MAR) consistent efforts to expand worldwide, given a steady rise in business and leisure travel, are likely to drive growth in the near as well as long term.

04 декабря 2017, 16:53

Marriott (MAR) Expands With The Whitley Launch in Atlanta

Marriott's (MAR) continual expansion strategies to expand brand presence are reflected in the latest The Whitley in Atlanta launch.

28 ноября 2017, 16:45

4 Reasons Why You Should Add Marriott to Your Portfolio Now

Apart from strong estimated earnings and revenue growth, Marriott's (MAR) focus on expansion through acquisition makes the stock an attractive pick.

14 ноября 2017, 17:28

Marriott (MAR) Rides on Starwood Buyout & Solid Expansion

Marriott's (MAR) buyout of Starwood is expected to result in a bigger brand with increased scale and a robust development pipeline. Efforts to expand worldwide may further drive growth.

31 марта 2016, 19:22

КНР: $113 млрд на зарубежные покупки за 3 месяца

За 3 месяца 2016 г. Китай успел объявить о зарубежных сделках M&A на $113 млрд. Впервые Поднебесная проявила больше интереса не к нефти, газу и металлам, а к прочим секторам и видам бизнеса.