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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

Amazon Hit With Major Data Breach

Two days before Black Friday, the e-commerce giant Amazon was hit by a major data breach which lead to a leak of some of their customers names and emails.

Amazon sent an email to the customers affected confirming that the technical issue that lead to the accidentally posted data has been fixed.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/nov/21/amazon-hit-with-major-data-breach-days-before-black-friday

Cathay Pacific Airlines Has Data Breach Affecting 9.4 Million Passengers

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. and its subsidiary Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd, confirmed that the data of about 9.4 million of their passengers had been accessed without authorization. The company said that the suspicious activity was discovered in March 2018 and an investigation in May 2018 confirmed that certain personal data was stolen.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cathay-pacific-cyber/cathay-pacific-flags-data-breach-affecting-9-4-million-passengers-idUSKCN1MY26L