There’s a new website managed by OneTrust that lets you check if your information was part of the Marriott data breach.
In all 383 million records were hacked including 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers, 8.6 million payment cards (most expired). Marriott has not revealed whether the notes they’ve taken on you were revealed.
GOOD NEWS: There is an independent copy of the database with our lifetime stay histories. We just need to get the hackers to provide access and we can fix the problems with Marriott's SPG integration! https://t.co/O3h40jDkQ7
— gary leff (@garyleff) November 30, 2018
Marriott’s CEO said they stored your passports to make life easy for you so you wouldn’t have to keep entering them during the booking process. Which shows he understands about as much about making Marriott reservations as his tech team understands about security.
They want your personal information – including email address, former Starwood Preferred Guest number (do you remember it?), and part of your passport number (what if you’ve renewed since the number Marriott kept on file?). These last two items are optional. Then they make you confirm the email address you provided. So I guess use this at your own risk.
And then you wait.