The Marriott hotel group has been hacked again for the 2nd time in 2 years.
Marriott’s rewards scheme company Bonvoy – which holds contact details (name, mailing address, email address, and phone number); loyalty account information; additional personal details; partnerships and affiliations; and preferences Hotels that data was exposed.
Marriott notified customers:
“Marriott International announced that it is notifying some of its guests today of an incident involving a property system,” the chain said. “Hotels operated and franchised under Marriott’s brands use an application to help provide services to guests at hotels. At the end of February 2020, the company identified that an unexpected amount of guest information may have been accessed using the login credentials of two employees at a franchise property.”
“The company believes that this activity started in mid-January 2020,” it said. “Upon discovery, the company confirmed that the login credentials were disabled, immediately began an investigation, implemented heightened monitoring, and arranged resources to inform and assist guests. Marriott also notified relevant authorities and is supporting their investigations.”
Yet again, Marriott has set up a website to provide information to customers caught up in this new data breach.