Wednesday, September 27

They steal more than 20 gb of data from the Marriot hotel chain | Digital Trends Spanish

A computer attack of proportions suffered the Marriot hotel chain, since it reported that hackers They stole more than 20 gigabytes of confidential data, between clients and internal processes.

The incident, first reported by databreaches.netoccurred in June when an unidentified hacking group claimed they used social engineering to trick an employee at a Maryland Marriott hotel into giving them access to his computer.

“Marriott International is aware of a threat actor who used social engineering to trick an associate at a single Marriott hotel into providing access to the associate’s computer,” Marriott spokeswoman Melissa Froehlich Flood told The Associated Press. TechCrunch it’s a statement. “Threat actor did not gain access to Marriott’s core network.”

The group claiming responsibility for the attack says the stolen data includes guests’ credit card information and sensitive information about guests and employees.

This is not the first time that Marriott has suffered a significant data breach. Hackers breached the hotel chain in 2014 to access nearly 340 million guest records worldwide.

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