Marriott: FBI investigating after up to 500m guest records exposed in Starwood hotel database breach


The FBI is investigating after the details of up to 500 million Starwood hotel guests may have been exposed when a reservation database was breached.

Owner Marriott said luxury London landmarks, such as Park Lane Sheraton Grand, Westbury Mayfair and Le Meridien Piccadilly, were among the properties that had been affected by the “data security incident”.

Information, including passport numbers, birth dates, names, addresses and phone numbers of 327 million people, has been accessed by unauthorised parties since 2014.

The payment card numbers and expiration dates of some customers may have also been taken, said Marriott, which bought Starwood in 2016.

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Source: Sky News