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500M exposed in Marriott data breach

November 30, 2018 10:11 PM

The personal information of up to 500 million Marriott hotel chain customers has been exposed in a massive data breach.

Marriott acknowledged on Friday that its Starwood guest reservation database was hacked.

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For approximately 327 million of the guests affected, the information at risk includes some combination of their name, address, phone number, email and passport number.

For some, credit card numbers and expiration dates were also exposed.

The company has created a website and call center for concerned customers, and is sending emails to those affected and offering free enrollment into an internet monitoring service.

The FBI and Securities and Exchange Commission are among the agencies investigating the breach.

Read more: https://nbcnews.to/2rem5ir

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