Marriott says less than 383 million guests impacted by breach, not 500 million

Catalin Cimpanu reports that Marriott has updated its assessment of the impact of a massive data breach disclosed in November. On a positive note, fewer people were affected than the 500 million originally estimated:

“Marriott has identified approximately 383 million records as the upper limit for the total number of guest records that were involved in the incident,” the hotel chain said today.


“This does not, however, mean that information about 383 million unique guests was involved, as in many instances, there appear to be multiple records for the same guest,” Marriott added.

But it wasn’t all good news that was reported. The hotel revealed that hackers snarfed more than 5.2 million unencrypted passport numbers.

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