Marriott says hack was smaller but hit 5.25 million passports


  • TECH
  • Monday, 07 Jan 2019

Signage is displayed on a door to a Marriott International Inc. hotel in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. A cyber breach in Starwood's reservation system had allowed unauthorized access to information about as many as 500 million guests since 2014. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

NEW YORK: Marriott disclosed Jan 4 that fewer guests than originally thought were affected by a massive computer hacking attack but that more than five million passport numbers were stolen. 

Marriott said about 5.25 million passport numbers were taken in the incident, which US officials believe was masterminded by the Chinese government. 

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