Back in 2018 Marriott announced a massive data breach. They were very careful to lay the blame on Starwood, though they had already fully merged with them at that point. They even revived the SPG website for guests to get more info on the breach.
Today Marriott announced another data breach, but they can no longer point the finger at SPG. They believe it involves the information of up to 5.2 million guests, including their contact and loyalty info, personal details, partner loyalty information, and more. They don’t believe that any passwords, IDs, or payment methods were stolen.
Marriott is offering a free year of IdentityWorks monitoring service to those affected by the breach.
If your information was breached, you will be prompted to change your Bonvoy password and enable multi-factor authentication for your account.
You should also change the passwords on your partner loyalty accounts.
These breaches seem to happen all too often. That isn’t likely to change if there are no major repercussions for the companies that lose their customer’s data.
Was your information Bonvoyed?
HT: jack6941, via DDF