Marriott International and subsidiary Starwood Canada are facing class-action lawsuits filed by former hotel guests who claim the company was negligent following a major data breach.
Hackers managed to steal customer data – which includes contact, credit card, passport, and travel information – from as many as 500 million guests over the course of four years by compromising Marriott’s database. The vulnerability lay undetected until Marriott discovered it in September, and publicly disclosed the leak just last month.
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