Marriott Hotels: Series Of Data Breaches Reveals Lack Of Security Awareness
The data breach hitting Marriott Hotels Group was huge. The joint-second largest to have ever taken place, in fact, after Yahoo's disastrous 2013 breach (and on par with Yahoo's 2014 breach). While the amount of data that was taken from Starwood Hotels' reservation systems (a company acquired by Marriott in 2016) was vast, what's most staggering is the fact the breach went undetected for four years, and an acquisition also took place but the alarm still wasn't raised. Since news originally broke of the release, it's also been revealed that the hotel group's own security team was hit by an attack in June 2017. Clearly something has gone amiss.