How to Protect Yourself From the Marriott Data Breach
News broke this morning that Marriott International’s guest reservation database has been breached, potentially compromising the sensitive personal information of up to 500 million customers and users. Here’s what you need to know:
- Credit card records have been compromised
- The compromised network has had unauthorized access since 2014 [source, FAQ]
- Marriott set up this page for past guests who are concerned they may at risk. It offers lines of communication only at this time.
What You Should Do
- Update your passwords, especially Google, Facebook, Marriott Hotels, Starwood Preferred, and any other hotel- or rental accounts you have
- Keep a close watch on your credit and banking activity. Stay in contact with your bank or creditors if you find suspicious transactions or inquiries
- Set up account alerts if you suspect you’re in danger
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