Marriott Announces Data Breach Affecting 500 Million

MARRIOTT DISCLOSES DATA BREACH POSSIBLY AFFECTING OVER 5 MILLION CUSTOMERS

(CNN) – Marriott has disclosed a big data breach.

The hospitality giant said on Tuesday;  more than five-million Marriott customers may have been affected by the breach.

The incident involves names, addresses and phone numbers; as well as information from Marriott’s loyalty program.

Account numbers associated with third-party loyalty programs, such as airline frequent flier accounts, may have also been compromised.

Marriott said in a statement on its website no passwords appear to have been lost.

The company is sending emails to guests involved.

The breach is Marriott’s second in two years.

A much larger breach was disclosed in 2018, which affected some 500 million customers.

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