Articles tagged “cyber security”

Marriott’s Starwood Data Breach Joins a Decade-Long List of Hotel Data Exposures

Marriott’s Starwood Data Breach Joins a Decade-Long List of Hotel Data Exposures

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Several years ago, the hotel industry fought U.S. federal watchdog efforts to fine chains for negligent data protection practices, arguing that hotels had things under control. Hmm. A rash of hotel security incidents since then undercuts the claims of hotels, which need to take a more bank-like approach to data protection.

3 months ago

Marriott Says Hackers Breached Data on 500 Million Starwood Guests

Marriott Says Hackers Breached Data on 500 Million Starwood Guests

Giles Turner and Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam, Bloomberg

The hotelier acquired Starwood brands in 2016 for $14 billion but it seems like since 2014 hackers were accessing data in guest reservation systems on millions of guests, including some passport numbers and credit card information. Will this be yet another setback for the broader industry effort to persuade consumers to share information in exchange for better service?

3 months ago

Cathay Pacific’s Data Hack Lasted for Months

Cathay Pacific’s Data Hack Lasted for Months

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

If Cathay Pacific violated data protection rules, its executives could land themselves in hot water, even if they insist the data wasn't misused.

3 months ago

Hong Kong Privacy Watchdog to Investigate Cathay Pacific Over Data Breach

Hong Kong Privacy Watchdog to Investigate Cathay Pacific Over Data Breach

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

It's right for a regulator to look into whether the carrier violated data protection rules. But it would be sad if the airline industry as a whole pulled back from innovative one-to-one retailing efforts if carriers decide they would rather not risk storing personal data on customers long-term.

3 months ago

Hackers Steal Customer Credit Card Data From British Airways

Hackers Steal Customer Credit Card Data From British Airways

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The breach of customer data and credit card information from British Airways is just another reminder of the many cybersecurity risks faced by global airlines.

5 months ago

What Europe’s New Data Protection Law Means for Meetings and Events

What Europe’s New Data Protection Law Means for Meetings and Events

Robin Amster, Skift

U.S. meeting planners expect the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation to have a major effect on how they manage data. While the giant meetings firms are prepared to comply with it, smaller companies and related meetings vendors may lag behind.

10 months ago

Sands Hotels Enters Its Second Day of Cyber Attacks

Sands Hotels Enters Its Second Day of Cyber Attacks

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Considering the money at stake in Vegas, Macao, and other gaming destination, Sands' rivals are gambling that a small cyber attack will reveal bigger holes in the company's infrastructure.

5 years ago