Marriott International announced that a data breach occurred after an unexpected amount of guest information was accessed in early 2020. Approximately 5.2 million hotel guests may have been affected. This is the second data breach Marriott International has dealt with in three years.
If you suspect that your personal information may have been compromised as a result of a potential Marriott data breach, contact Attorney Group to learn more. Guests who were affected by the data breach may be able to seek compensation with the help of a data breach lawsuit attorney.
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Marriott International Discovered Breach After Hackers Accessed Employee Login Credentials
In late February 2020, Marriott International discovered that an “unexpected amount of guest information may have been accessed using the login credentials of two employees at a franchise property.” According to a company press release issued on March 31, Marriott believes that the activity started sometime in late January 2020. Upon discovery, the company reportedly disabled the employees’ login credentials and immediately began an investigation into the incident.
While Marriott has “no reason” to believe certain information was accessed, including Marriott Bonvoy account passwords or PINs, payment card information, passport information, national IDs, or driver’s license numbers, other guest information was.
Information potentially exposed as a result of the data breach may include:
- Contact details, including guests’ names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers
- Loyalty account information, including account number and points balance, but not passwords
- Additional personal details, including company affiliation, gender, and birthday day and month
- Partnerships and affiliations, including linked airline loyalty programs and numbers
- Preferences such as stay/room preferences and language preference
Based in Bethesda, Maryland, Marriott International is a multinational corporation within the hospitality industry. The company has over seven thousand properties and 30 brands in 134 countries. In order to help guests who may be affected by the data incident, the company began sending out emails to customers on March 31, set up a dedicated website for support, and established resources within the company’s call center.
Individuals Affected by an Marriott Data Breach May Be Entitled to Compensation
Consumers who are affected by data breaches possibly face serious problems. When personal information is wrongfully accessed, those affected could become a victim of identity fraud and may have to pay to receive a credit report to check on fraudulent charges.
If you have been a guest of Marriott International or one of its properties whose personal information was compromised as a result of a data breach, contact Attorney Group to learn about your options. If protected information was indeed compromised, individuals who have been affected by a Marriott data breach may be entitled to compensation for their losses.
In addition, the responsible party may be liable for financial losses resulting from a data breach. Those affected are encouraged to seek legal counsel from an attorney familiar with data breaches and other security incidents to get more information about their rights and remedies.
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