Articles tagged “data breach”

Marriott Says 5 Million Unencrypted Passport Numbers Part of Breach

Marriott Says 5 Million Unencrypted Passport Numbers Part of Breach

Deanna Ting, Skift

In short: The data breach was not as bad as we originally thought, but it was still pretty bad, and fairly big.

2 months ago

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

What Marriott’s Data Breach Means for the Hotel Giant and Guests

What Marriott’s Data Breach Means for the Hotel Giant and Guests

Deanna Ting, Skift

Starwood Preferred Guest elite members thought that not getting full stay credits would be the absolute worst of this mega-merger.

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

Cathay Pacific Suffers Massive Data Breach

Cathay Pacific Suffers Massive Data Breach

Jinshan Hong and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Cathay Pacific isn't the first airline to suffer a data breach but this sounds like a pretty significant hack. CEO Rupert Hogg's priority is making sure it doesn't happen again.

4 months ago

Uber’s $148 Million Settlement Is Costliest Data Breach Payout Ever

Uber’s $148 Million Settlement Is Costliest Data Breach Payout Ever

Austin Carr, Bloomberg

Uber now has the ignominious distinction of paying out the most expensive data breach settlement ever after covering up a massive hack. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi continues to resolve lingering issues as the company tries to turn a new page.

5 months ago

British Airways Weathers Yet Another PR Crisis

British Airways Weathers Yet Another PR Crisis

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

It's been a series of missteps and cutbacks for British Airways since Alex Cruz took the helm in 2016. What can the airline reasonably do to improve its public image?

5 months ago

British Airways May Face Fine for Data Breach

British Airways May Face Fine for Data Breach

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The degree to which British Airways is responsible for the data breach may lead to a fine, but does little to comfort customers who've been burned.

6 months ago

FTC Chastises Uber for Breach of Personal Information Impacting 20 Million Users

FTC Chastises Uber for Breach of Personal Information Impacting 20 Million Users

Todd Shields, Bloomberg

We've seen this across many industries: systems get hacked and the affected companies sit on the information and delay informing their customers. Uber has to do way better than this. Amazon likely has some culpability in this latest incident, too, as it was storing Uber customer information.

10 months ago

U.S. Aviation Sector Was Penetrated by Russian Hackers in 2017

U.S. Aviation Sector Was Penetrated by Russian Hackers in 2017

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The specifics on which parts of the U.S. aviation sector were hacked are sparse, although the intrusion doesn't seem to have involved airlines directly. Still, the vulnerabilities are not good news.

11 months ago

Hilton Must Pay $700,000 for Two of Its Credit Card Data Breaches

Hilton Must Pay $700,000 for Two of Its Credit Card Data Breaches

Associated Press

Hilton isn't the first and it probably won't be the last of the big hotel companies which will have to pay fines for these all-too-common data breaches in the future.

1 year ago