Sauder Schelkopf is investigating a potential class action lawsuit on behalf of Marriott Starwood customers. According to news reports, on November 30, 2018, Marriott announced that 500 million guests’ information may have been accessed as part of a breach of its Starwood guest reservation database, potentially one of the largest breaches of consumer data ever. Additionally. It has been reported that Marriott first received an alert in September from an internal security tool that there was an attempt to access the database. As part of an investigation, the company discovered there had been unauthorized access since 2014, and that an “unauthorized party” had copied and encrypted information.
According to a reported statement by Marriott, “the company has not finished identifying duplicate information in the database, but believes it contains information on up to approximately 500 million guests who made a reservation at a Starwood property.” For about 327 million of the guests, it added, the information includes some combination of a name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number, Starwood Preferred Guest account information, date of birth, gender, arrival and departure information, reservation date, and communication preferences. There are some customers who may have also had their credit card information taken. While that data would have been encrypted, Marriott said it can’t rule out the information may have been decoded.
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