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November 30, 2018 | Data Breaches

 Marriott Discloses Data Breach Impacting 500 Million Customers

Marriott disclosed that the personal details of up to 500 million guests were compromised in a Starwood reservation system data breach that had been ongoing since 2014. The database contained personal details such as names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers and travel details. In some cases, the compromised information also included payment card numbers and expiration dates.

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November 22, 2017 | Data Breaches

 Uber Tries to Cover Up Breach by Paying Hackers to Delete Data

On November 21, 2017, Bloomberg reported that Uber attempted to conceal an October 2016 data breach impacting 57 million customers by paying the hackers $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep quiet. The compromised data included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world, as well as the personal information of 7 million drivers.

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