Marriott hack update: Hotel now admits hackers got passport numbers

The Marriott hotel chain today said that a smaller number of customers were affected by a recent hack than initially estimated, but admitted that the hackers got customer passport numbers. Read the rest “Marriott hack update: Hotel now admits hackers got passport numbers”

Marriott hack blamed on China

That massive data breach that hit hotel group Marriott? Now there are clues the hackers behind it were working for a Chinese government intelligence gathering operation. Read the rest “Marriott hack blamed on China”

Marriott-Starwood data breach: 500 million guests may be affected, hackers active since 2014

How bad is the Marriott/Starwood breach disclosed today? "Unauthorized access to the Starwood network since 2014 … For approximately 327M of these guests, the info includes some combination of name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number.”

Marriott says information from as many as 500 million people has been compromised, and credit card numbers and expiration dates of some guests may have been taken. Read the rest “Marriott-Starwood data breach: 500 million guests may be affected, hackers active since 2014”

Marriott fires employee for "willfully liking" a tweet in support of Tibetan independence

Marriott has fired one of its social media managers because the employee "wrongfully liked" a tweet from Friends of Tibet, a group that supports Tibetan independence from China. Read the rest “Marriott fires employee for "willfully liking" a tweet in support of Tibetan independence”

Marriott plans to block personal wifi hotspots

The hotel chain petitioned the FCC for changes that could let venues shut down personal networks. Microsoft, Google, and the cell industry are opposed.