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Repeat victims: Marriott hacked again


Do attackers target the same victims again? Recent evidence suggests they do. This month, Marriott hotels was the subject of a data breach that exposed customer and staff data. Hackers reportedly stole around 20 gigabytes of data from a Marriott hotel in Maryland, USA – the data included business documents, identifying information, and customer payment methods. A Marriott spokesperson confirmed that this attack seemed to be a social engineering hit on a Marriott employee who gave access information away. This hack is bad news for Marriott, who have now suffered three such attacks in the past five years. In 2018, it suffered a breach that leaked up to 500 million records, and in 2020 lost personal details of around 5 million guests. Proof indeed that hackers will return to the same victims.