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500 Million Marriott Customers Affected in Massive Data Breach

Marriott International Inc. said it’s investigating a hack of the guest reservation database at its Starwood unit that may be one of the biggest such breaches in corporate history. Marriott shares slumped 5.6 percent in pre-market trading.

The attack is troubling not just because of its sheer size, but also the level of detail potentially stolen by the attackers. The hack affects some 500 million guests, and for about 327 million of them, the data included passport numbers, emails and mailing addresses, Marriott said. Some credit card details may also have been taken.

The Marriott hack may rank only below Yahoo as one of the biggest of personal data, when 3 billion users were exposed to a 2013 security breach.

Regulators and consumers have been stepping up their action against companies that have suffered security breaches as such attacks have increasingly become more severe. Target Corp. last year agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle investigations by dozens of states over a 2013 ..

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Stayed at a Marriott Recently? Here’s What To Do About That Massive Data Breach

Up to 500 million guests of the hotel chain Marriott may have had their data stolen in a security breach, the company announced on Friday.

For some 327 million of those guests, the stolen information includes “some combination of name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number, Starwood Preferred Guest (“SPG”) account information, date of birth, gender, arrival and departure information, reservation date, and communication preferences,” according to the chain.

The data breach, which involved a reservation database at Marriott’s Starwood unit, is unprecedented in size and scale.

Here’s what to do if you are worried your information has been compromised.

I’m a Marriott customer. How will I know if I’m affected?
Marriott began sending out messages on a rolling basis to affected customers on Friday to the email addresses associated with compromised accounts. Check those email addresses regularly — and be aware that you may not receive notification immediately, as it..

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Sheryl Sandberg Asked Facebook Staff to Investigate George Soros’ Motives After Criticism

Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg told employees to investigate financial dealings by George Soros, the billionaire who criticized the company at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January.

Sandberg wanted to determine whether Soros had a financial incentive to see the company’s share price decline, Facebook said in a statement. The social networking giant said it had been looking into his holdings and trading activity.

“That research was already underway when Sheryl sent an email asking if Mr. Soros had shorted Facebook’s stock,” Facebook said in a statement. Her directive was previously reported by the New York Times.

Sandberg has come under fire for Facebook’s handling of a rising tide of criticism, much of it related to the spread of disinformation across the social network. She initially denied knowing that the company had hired public relations firm Definers, which drew links between Soros and some of the company’s critics.

Sandberg later conceded that “..

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