US Senator Says Marriott Should Pay for Breach

US Senator Says Marriott Should Pay for Breach

US Senator Charles E. Schumer called this week on Marriott International to cover the costs of the replacement passports for consumers affected by the breach of the company’s Starwood systems.

The breach, which impacted around 500 million guest accounts, included information such as mailing and email addresses, flight information, phone numbers and birth dates, and passport numbers.

Marriott spokesperson Connie Kim declined to specify how many passport numbers were stolen. However, the company said in a release last Friday that a “smaller subset” of up to 327 million customers may have had their passport numbers stolen.

Schumer emphasized that the clock is ticking to minimize the risk customers face, which is why new passports must be requested to make it harder for thieves to paint the full identity picture.

 

Source: Washington Post

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