Marriott Says Hackers Breached Data on 500 Million Starwood Guests

Source: Travel News

Bloomberg

A photo of a Marriott property. Hackers breached data at its Starwood unit. Bloomberg

Skift Take: The hotelier acquired Starwood brands in 2016 for $14 billion but it seems like since 2014 hackers were accessing data in guest reservation systems on millions of guests, including some passport numbers and credit card information. Will this be yet another setback for the broader industry effort to persuade consumers to share information in exchange for better service?

— Sean O’Neill

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Marriott Says Hackers Breached Data on 500 Million Starwood Guests