Marriott Breach Exposes Data of Up to 500 Million Guests

Per the article, the reservation system of the international hotel chain has been hacked today and the personal data of up to 500 million of Marriott’s customers have been exposed.

Since they hold a lot of sensitive information, including credit card and passport details, hotels are an attractive target for hackers. Another main reason for cyber attacks on the hotel industry is the lack of tough security standards such as those used by banking and high-tech industries.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/30/business/marriott-data-breach.html