Published: December 4, 2018
Marriott International has announced that its Starwood Guest reservation database was breached which has exposed personal information of its guests. This includes the names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers, dates of birth, gender and reservation information.
Some payment information of card numbers and expirations dates was also obtained although Marriott says the information was encrypted but does not know if the hackers also obtained information to decrypt.
Marriott has set up an informational website at: https://answers.kroll.com/. You can sign up for a free year of monitoring that will monitor if criminals are using your information.
The Federal Trade Commission also has helpful information about steps to take to if you were exposed at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/12/marriott-data-breach?utm_source=govdelivery.