Marriott: massive data breach impacted fewer guests than originally reported

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UPDATED 9:25 AM PT – Fri. January 4, 2019

Marriott says there were fewer customers affected by a massive cyber-attack on its reservations database than originally reported.

The hotel chain released a statement Friday, saying 383 million guest reservations were accessed during the breach, which is down from its 500 million estimate.

FILE – This Oct. 5, 2010 file photo shows the exterior of a Marriott hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. Marriott says that fewer guest records were involved in a previously announced data breach than it initially disclosed.
The lodging company said Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, that it now believes that the number of potentially involved guests is lower than the 500 million originally estimated. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

The company announced in November its Starwood hotel reservation data-base had been hacked over a four year period.

The breach affected guests’ credit card and passport information.

U.S. intelligence agents suspect Chinese hackers are behind the cyber attack, but China has denied the claims.

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