Marriott cyber attack: could it have been prevented?
The hotel chain was hit by a significant cyber hack, affecting 500,000 customers, who had sensitive data stolen, including names, addresses, dates of birth and passport numbers. From IT security, due diligence to cyber insurance, risk managers draw out lessons for the future.
In the Eagle’s hit record Hotel California, they sing about a glamorous hotel that guests can never escape from.
It’s a story that might resonate with any of the half a billion people who’ve slept soundly in a Marriott International hotel over the past five years.
The chain confirmed that a significant cyber hack took place that affected 500,000 customers, who had data stolen, including sensitive information such as names, addresses, dates of birth and passport numbers.