Join NexChange - the professional
network for the financial services
industry - and receive a free one-
year subscription to Forbes
What You Need to Know About Marriott's Starwood Data Breach
Hotel chain Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ: MAR) confirmed Friday it has been a victim of a data security breach involving its Starwood guest reservation database.
Marriott said in a regulatory filing it first became aware of a potential data breach Sept. 8, when an internal security tool flagged an attempt to access the reservation database. After tasking external security experts to study its security system, the company was made aware unauthorized access to its reservation system has been occurring since 2014.
The unauthorized party managed to copy and encrypt information …
Photo: Getty iStock