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Marriott hack update: attackers accessed fewer user records than first thought, but 5.3 million passport numbers were unencrypted

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Back in late November, Marriott International went public with news that its Starwood Hotel reservation database had been hacked. At the time, the company suggested that up to 500 million customer records had been put at risk as a result, but now it has provided an update with a reduced estimate. The company now says that it believes up to 383 million guests may have been affected; but the news is not all good. Marriott also reveals that over 5 million unencrypted passport numbers were stolen by hackers. See also: Marriott’s Starwood Hotel database hacked, putting 500 million customers at… …Continue reading on BetaNews

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