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Marriott-owned Starwood Hotels data breach

Another day, another data breach. Marriott-owned Starwood, the largest hotel chain in the world, confirmed that its Starwood Hotels database, which includes information on about 500 million hotel guests, has been stolen in a breach. While specific details remain unknown, the company, in a statement filed with US regulators, said that the “unauthorized access” was detected on or before September 10, but may have dated as far back as 2014. “Marriott reported this incident to law enforcement and continues to support their investigation,” the statement reads.

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