Marriott Gets $123M Fine for Data Breach

UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced on Tuesday that it intends to fine hotel giant Marriott International £99 million (about $123 million) for a data breach that exposed the sensitive data of 339 million guests. If you have yet to do so, you can check if you were affected. The news comes at the same time as…

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Attorney General Sues Marriott Over Hidden Fees

Hotel chain Marriott has been sued by the District of Columbia on Tuesday over allegedly deceptive pricing practices. The chain added on hidden fees to hotel bills. The complaint says that Marriott has failed for a decade or more to disclose certain fees when it advertises prices for hotel rooms. These hidden fees sometimes add…

Check If You’re a Victim of Marriott’s Data Breach

Marriot revealed that it suffered a major data breach last year. The breach came from the Starwood brand database. It was first said that it affected over 500 million customers, but then the number was lowered to 383 million unique guests. The compromised information included guest names, postal addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, genders,…

Marriott Hotel Category Changes For 2019

Marriott recently unveiled Marriott Bonvoy, the new loyalty brand replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). Now they have announced the first hotel category changes under the new program. This is an annual tradition, but changes this year are much worse than usual. View from the Wing has the number. A…

Lawsuits Filed Against Marriott Over Data Breach

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Marriott over the recently discovered data breach. The hotel chain has already taken a few steps in notifying affected customers, setting up a website and even offering to cover passport renewal expenses for those whose numbers were stolen. But experts say that the breach, which started sometime…

Massive Data Breach at Marriott, 500 Million Customers Affected

If you have stayed at Marriott Hotels or any of their other brands then you might have had your personal information stolen. Marriott announced today that they suffered a major data breach affecting about 500 million customers. The breach came from the Starwood brand database. Apparently the hacking has been going on since 2014, but…