Marriott: Hackers accessed more than 5 million passport numbers

 

Source: Peter Holley, Washington Post ( Paid Registration )

Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company, said Friday that millions of passport numbers were accessed in a data breach that was first announced in November.

Marriott revealed for the first time, in a statement posted online, that hackers accessed approximately 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers. The attack resulted in an additional 20.3 million encrypted passport numbers being swiped, but there is no evidence that the hackers were able to decrypt the data, the statement said.

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