What Do We Now Know About the Historic Marriott Data Breach?

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  1. It does not matter how many times call it the Marriott data breach, that does not make it true. It was a Starwood, and only a Starwood, data breach. Those of us staying in Marriott hotels are unaffected.

  2. First of all: It wasn’t a Marriott data breach. It was a Starwood data breach that Marriott inherited.

  3. Letter to IHG is WAY TOOOO LONG. They will lose interest and pitch it in the bin after the first paragraph where the writer is waxing on about the lovely trip to KCMO.

  4. Love the subhead, which is all that matters: “Many of the details remain undisclosed, but this cyberattack is a cautionary tale about IT security, mergers and acquisitions, and Chinese espionage.”

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