Data Breach Cost Marriott $28 Million So Far

[ March 05, 2019 ]

The massive data breach disclosed by Marriott last year has cost the company $28 million to date, most of which has been covered by insurance, the hotel giant revealed last week in its earnings report for the last quarter of 2018.

Sorenson said the forensic investigation into this incident has been completed. American Express reported that there had not been any spike in credit card fraud as a result of the breach.

Marriott informed the public that the details of roughly 500 million customers had been compromised after malicious actors breached its Starwood network. The attackers gained access to names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers, reservation details and, in some cases, payment card information.

Later in its investigation, the company said the actual number of affected individuals was approximately 383 million, but also revealed that the attackers, which had access to Starwood systems since as early as 2014, may have also stolen over 25 million passport numbers.

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