Marriott Faces Multiple Class-Action Lawsuits Over Hotel Reservation Data Breach
Saturday January 12, 2019. 02:00 PM , from Slashdot
According to the suit, Marriott's purchase of the Starwood properties [in 2016] is part of the problem. 'This breach had been going on since 2014. In conducting due diligence to acquire Starwood, Marriott should have gone through and done an accounting of the cybersecurity of Starwood,' Amy Keller, an attorney at DiCello Levitt & Casey who is representing the Marriott guests, told Vox. 'In so doing, it should have caught -- at the very least -- that there was some suspicious activity concerning the database where a lot of consumer information was contained.' Instead, Keller said, the breach continued for an additional two years after the acquisition, until Marriott caught it in September 2018. And even then, the suit claims, the company waited until November to tell guests about the breach.
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