THE FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION RELATED TO A LARGE DATA BREACH THAT MARRIOTT DISCOVERED. WE ARE PROVIDING THIS INFORMATION TO OUR MEMBERS BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IT MAY BE HELPFUL.
MARRIOTT DATA BREACH: Basic Consumer Information
WE ARE AWARE AND ACTIVELY MONITORING THE BREACH
Marriott’s reservation database (Starwood Reservation Database) was hacked.
Hackers mined/collected data for 4 YEARS before discovery of the breach.
Hackers accessed: names; birthdays; passport numbers; email addresses; mailing addresses; and phone numbers
HACKERS MAY HAVE ACCESSED FINANCIAL INFORMATION, including credit card numbers, PIN numbers, and/or expiration dates
500 million consumers (worldwide) affected by the breach (# of WV consumers unknown at this time).
Breach includes SHERATON, WESTIN, and ST. REGIS hotel chains.
Marriott has created a website and call center for consumer inquires.
Consumer Website: info.starwood.com
Dedicated Call Center: 1-877-273-9481
Marriott is also offering free enrollment in Webwatcher (which is a monitoring service). We’re reviewing the webwatcher program and cannot advise consumers on the pros and cons of the service at this time.
Free Webwatcher Enrollment: info.starwood.com