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Posted by: thepinetree on 11/30/2018 10:27 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 11/30/2018 10:27 AM
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Marriott Announces Potentially 500 Million Customer Records Exposed...

Bethesda, MD...Marriott has taken measures to investigate and address a data security incident involving the Starwood guest reservation database.  On November 19, 2018, the investigation determined that there was unauthorized access to the database, which contained guest information relating to reservations at Starwood properties* on or before September 10, 2018.




On September 8, 2018, Marriott received an alert from an internal security tool regarding an attempt to access the Starwood guest reservation database in the United States.  Marriott quickly engaged leading security experts to help determine what occurred.  Marriott learned during the investigation that there had been unauthorized access to the Starwood network since 2014.  The company recently discovered that an unauthorized party had copied and encrypted information, and took steps towards removing it.  On November 19, 2018, Marriott was able to decrypt the information and determined that the contents were from the Starwood guest reservation database.

The company has not finished identifying duplicate information in the database, but believes it contains information on up to approximately 500 million guests who made a reservation at a Starwood property.  For approximately 327 million of these guests, the 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.  For some, the information also includes payment card numbers and payment card expiration dates, but the payment card numbers were encrypted using Advanced Encryption Standard encryption (AES-128).  There are two components needed to decrypt the payment card numbers, and at this point, Marriott has not been able to rule out the possibility that both were taken.  For the remaining guests, the information was limited to name and sometimes other data such as mailing address, email address, or other information.

Marriott reported this incident to law enforcement and continues to support their investigation.  The company has already begun notifying regulatory authorities.

“We deeply regret this incident happened,” said Arne Sorenson, Marriott’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We fell short of what our guests deserve and what we expect of ourselves.  We are doing everything we can to support our guests, and using lessons learned to be better moving forward.”

“Today, Marriott is reaffirming our commitment to our guests around the world.  We are working hard to ensure our guests have answers to questions about their personal information, with a dedicated website and call center.  We will also continue to support the efforts of law enforcement and to work with leading security experts to improve.  Finally, we are devoting the resources necessary to phase out Starwood systems and accelerate the ongoing security enhancements to our network,” Mr. Sorenson continued.

Guest Support

Marriott has taken the following steps to help guests monitor and protect their information:

Dedicated Website and Call Center
  • We have established a dedicated website (info.starwoodhotels.com) and call center to answer questions you may have about this incident.  The frequently-asked questions on info.starwoodhotels.com may be supplemented from time to time.  The call center is open seven days a week and is available in multiple languages.  Call volume may be high, and we appreciate your patience.
Email Notification
  • Marriott will begin sending emails on a rolling basis starting today, November 30, 2018, to affected guests whose email addresses are in the Starwood guest reservation database.
Free WebWatcher Enrollment
  • Marriott is providing guests the opportunity to enroll in WebWatcher free of charge for one year.  WebWatcher monitors internet sites where personal information is shared and generates an alert to the consumer if evidence of the consumer’s personal information is found.  Due to regulatory and other reasons, WebWatcher or similar products are not available in all countries.  Guests from the United States who activate WebWatcher will also be provided fraud consultation services and reimbursement coverage for free.  To activate WebWatcher, go to info.starwoodhotels.com and click on your country, if listed, for enrollment.
Marriott is furnishing a Form 8-K with the SEC attaching a copy of this press release and presenting certain other information with respect to the incident.

* Starwood brands include: W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Element Hotels, Aloft Hotels, The Luxury Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton and Design Hotels. Starwood branded timeshare properties are also included.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,700 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 129 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.


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Posted on: 2018-11-30 12:36:11   By: Anonymous
 

The video the Liberal Democrats hope you never would see:

Dan Bongino - Obama, Mueller and the Biggest Scam in American History
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aevtHHULag&feature=youtu.be


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    Posted on: 2018-11-30 14:16:42   By: Anonymous
     

    It Is Obvious: The US Has A Two-Tiered Legal System- Anyone Who Opposes To The Democrat Deep State Cabal Is No Longer Protected By The Law:
    Today Americans are praying they are not on the wrong side of the law. The problem is the wrong side of the law is not based on the law but rather on which political party you are connected to.
    Tucker Carlson shared last night how the US now has a two-tiered legal system today. Those who are part of the corrupt establishment and everybody else.
    The $40 million tax payer funded criminal Mueller witch hunt continues in spite of its unconstitutionality and criminality. Mueller and his Deep State gangsters continue in their efforts to remove President Trump from the White House. At the same time these criminals protect the crooks from the Clinton and Obama administrations.
    Ordinary Americans are outraged as they watch the collusion from the Deep State’s friends in the media promoting the biggest criminal sham in history. The Mueller investigation continues while Americans’ lives are destroyed by this vicious and disgusting gang.
    Good honest Americans have had enough. We will not stand back and allow a gang of Democrat criminals destroy our country!
    President Trump – Please Do Something Now Before Democrats Drive This Country to Mass Violence and Lawlessness!
    Source:
    thegatewaypundit.com/2018/11/it-is-obvious-the-us-has-a-two-tiered-legal-system-anyone-who-opposes-to-the-democrat-deep-state-cabal-is-no-longer-protected-by-the-law/
    #Vote2020 #RED2020 #MAGA2020 @RemoveAllDemocrats2020 #NeverVoteDemocrat


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    Posted on: 2018-11-30 15:08:24   By: Anonymous
     

    The Mueller investigation has come up empty on Russia -- You won’t believe what's coming next
    The pattern and purpose of Mueller’s investigation and the endgame is becoming clear, and yes, it’s clearly get the president at all costs. The team Mueller hired really foretold the story — Andrew Weissmann as the stop-at-nothing pit bull and a group of Democratic-leaning lawyers, including some who have represented the Clintons, had the obstruction of justice charge ready to go on day one.
    Source:
    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/mark-penn-the-mueller-investigation-has-come-up-empty-on-russia-you-wont-believe-whats-coming-next
    #Vote2020 #RED2020 #MAGA2020 @RemoveAllDemocrats2020


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    Posted on: 2018-12-01 19:28:22   By: Anonymous
     

    Russian Collusion: In June 2010 Bill Clinton Paid $500,000 By Russian Regime –
    In July 2010 Ten Russian Agents Were Released By Obama Without Charges

    The fake news mainstream media wants you to believe the Trump family was colluding with Russia because they discussed building a Trump Tower in Moscow before the 2016 election. The project was dropped and NEVER HAPPENED.

    This same media ignores obvious criminal actions by the Obama-Clinton Democrats.
    In June 2010 Bill Clinton Met with Russia leader Vladimir Putin – In July 2010 Ten Russian Agents Were Released by Obama Without Charges and Given Back to Russia. Putin Praised the Russian Spies as Heroes.
    It has been widely reported that Bill Clinton flew to Russia in 2010 and was paid $500,000 for giving one single speech. It is also well know that during his trip to Russia, the former President petitioned the State Department to allow him to meet with a key member of the Russia state owned uranium company Rosatom.
    The Hill reported in October:
    As he prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010, Bill Clinton sought clearance from the State Department to meet with a key board director of the Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom — which at the time needed the Obama administration’s approval for a controversial uranium deal, government records show.
    Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom’s board of supervisors, was listed on a May 14, 2010, email as one of 15 Russians the former president wanted to meet during a late June 2010 trip, the documents show.
    The Hill continued in noting that:
    Bill Clinton instead got together with Vladimir Putin at the Russian leader’s private homestead.
    A short time later the Obama’s Administration approved the sale of 20 percent of US uranium to Russia. The Clinton foundation walked away with millions and the US lost one-fifth of its uranium to rival Russia.
    We also now know that the FBI uncovered Russian bribery of the Clintons in 2009 and the Department of Justice and the FBI sat on this for four more years. Worse yet, from a recent report we discovered the investigation was supervised by then-U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who is now President Trump’s Deputy Attorney General, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who is now the deputy FBI director under Trump.
    Mueller is now heading a corrupt investigation into Trump on Russia collusion after being appointed by Rosenstein. This madness was orchestrated under Attorney General Jeff Sessions who recused himself from Russia related investigations. Many people are calling for Mueller to step down.
    What has not been widely reported is that at the time of the Uranium One deal the US government released 10 Russian agents arrested for espionage. A short time after the former President met with Putin in Russia, these agents were given back to Russia and given a heroes welcome by Putin and not even charged with espionage.

    Source:https://www.teaparty.org/russian-collusion-june-2010-bill-clinton-paid-500000-russian-regime-july-2010-ten-russian-agents-released-obama-without-charges-335557/

    Orignal First Posted:
    thegatewaypundit.com/2018/11/russian-collusion-in-june-2010-bill-clinton-met-with-putin-in-july-2010-ten-russian-agents-were-released-by-obama-without-charges/

    #Vote2020 #RED2020 #MAGA2020 @RemoveAllDemocrats2020 #NeverVoteDemocrat


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