Marriott Says Only 383 Million Guests Exposed in Breach

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The database also stored information including dates of birth, names, addresses and phone numbers. The company recently discovered that an unauthorized party had copied and encrypted information, and took steps towards removing it.

The company has completed the phase out of the operation of the Starwood reservations database, effective the end of 2018.

The company said on Friday it is putting together a system for guests to check whether their passport information has been compromised. Marriott will soon enable customers to access "resources" to see whether their passport numbers were exposed.

Marriott International said Friday that 383 million customer records were stolen in a data breach last month, down from the hotel chain's original estimate of 500 million.

However the company also disclosed that unencrypted passport numbers of 5.25 million people were accessed by hackers, along with potentially 20.3 million encrypted passport numbers. "There is no evidence that the unauthorized third party accessed the master encryption key needed to decrypt the encrypted passport numbers", Marriott's new statement says.

Hackers stole more than 300 million records from Marriott in 2014.

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In addition, the company now believes that about 8.6 million encrypted payment cards were involved in the incident. However, in the updated disclosure, Marriott officials said there is "no evidence that the unauthorized third party accessed either of the components needed to decrypt the encrypted payment card numbers".

Hotel megachain Marriott International has gone into further detail on the cyber-raid on its reservation database, including the number of payment cards and passport details siphoned off by hackers.

As is often the case with data breaches, Marriott also revised the number of total records involved in the incident. That doesn't mean all those 383 million guests are affected, Marriott said, but the hotel giant still can't yet give a more precise number of customers whose data was stolen. The company originally estimated that 500 million guests had their information compromised but is now saying that more than 383 million records were actually involved.

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"With the completion of the reservation systems conversion undertaken as part of the company's post-merger integration work, all reservations are now running through the Marriott system".

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