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All those Starwood points you racked up at risk in Marriott hack


Hackers have found it’s increasingly easy to access rewards portals and quickly redeem consumers’ hard-earned points and miles for gift cards or hotel stays. — Bloomberg

Hackers have found it’s increasingly easy to access rewards portals and quickly redeem consumers’ hard-earned points and miles for gift cards or hotel stays. — Bloomberg

It’s not just your credit card number that hackers want anymore. It’s your points. 

Marriott International Inc’s disclosure on Nov 30 that it’s investigating how hackers siphoned data from 500 million guests is the latest example of fraudsters targeting the US$238bil (RM990.31bil) loyalty industry. Hackers have found it’s increasingly easy to access rewards portals and quickly redeem consumers’ hard-earned points and miles for gift cards or hotel stays. 

   

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