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External Article14 December 2018

Chinese hackers reportedly behind massive Marriott cyberattack that exposed information of up to 500 million customers

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A Chinese intelligence-gathering effort is reportedly behind the massive cyberattack on a Marriott hotel chain, which exposed the personal information of up to 500 million customers.

Two people briefed on the preliminary investigation told the New York Times the hackers are believed to have been working on behalf of the Ministry of State Security. And while U.S. intelligence agencies have not officially determined who performed the hack — one of the largest data breaches ever — a group of firms brought in to asses the damage immediately spotted code and pattern similar to those used in previous operations by Chinese actors.

The same Chinese efforts were also reportedly behind hacks on health insurers and other hotels as well as the security clearance files of millions of Americans, The Times reported.

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