Marriott announced the data breach of 500 million customers

Marriott announced the data breach of 500 million customers

Moscow. 30 Nov. INTERFAX.RU — Personal data of 500 million people stayed at hotels group Marriott International Inc worldwide, could be in the hands of criminals, the company said on Friday.


In a press release, Marriott said about the “incident in the field of data security” in the reservation system for Starwood.

For 327 million information included various combinations of name, phone number, passport number, email address, mailing address, date of birth and gender. In addition, it is possible to access to data on Bank cards by some customers, although this information is stored in encrypted form.

CEO of hotel operator Arne Sorenson has promised to do everything possible to answer customer questions, created for that special website and a call center.

Shares of Marriott are getting cheaper by 5.6% in the previous auction in new York on Friday.

Company Marriott International, established in 1927, now it unites more than 6.7 thousand hotels under 30 brands in 130 countries. The Central office is located in Bethesda (a suburb of Washington, USA). The company’s revenue in 2017 fingado exceeded $22 billion.

In addition to the Marriott brand, it also owns Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, Sheraton, Autograh and others.