Massive Marriott security breach exposed data of up to 500M

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Massive Marriott security breach exposed data of up to 500M

Postby keychain on Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:49 pm

NEW YORK -- A security breach inside the Marriott hotel empire compromised the information of as many as 500 million guests worldwide, exposing their credit card numbers, passport numbers and birth dates for as long as four years, the company said Friday.

The crisis quickly emerged as one of the largest data breaches on record. By comparison, last year's startling Equifax hack affected more than 145 million people. Analysts were alarmed by the length of time the breach had been going on. Many security breaches span months, an average of 90 to 200 days, but this one began in 2014. ... -1.4198924

It took them 4 frigging years to discover this? Or a case of kept quiet until they could not anymore? They say they discovered it in Sept 2018, but took them this long to tell the affected guests your private information has been hacked/ That is not something you keep quiet. Corporations spend so much time covering their butts and forgetting about the people that are truly affected by it.
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