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National class action action filed over Marriott data crimes

A national class action has been taken against Marriott International on behalf of over 500 million guests who had compromised…

A national class action has been taken against Marriott International on behalf of over 500 million guests who had compromised their information by a security breach.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / [email protected] / 2015

    The image is two of Starwood Waikiki hotels Sheraton Waikiki and The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. A federal lawsuit has been filed over the Marriott Violation.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / FEB. 1, 2010

    Westin Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia. The information from as many as 500 million guests at Starwood hotels has been compromised and Marriott has said it has been discovered that unauthorized access to data in its Starwood network has taken place since 2014.

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A national class action has been taken against Marriott International on behalf of over 500 million guests who had compromised their information by a security breach.

Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, with their co-workers Morgan & Morgan, filed the trial Friday said that Marriott failed to “ensure the integrity of its servers and to properly protect consumers’ very sensitive and confidential data.”

The crime exposed in some cases credit card numbers, passport numbers and date of birth, addresses and other personal information. Marriott did not detect the infringement until September 4, 2018, which was up to four years after the Marriot servers were hacked.

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson said in a prepared statement: “We have broken what our guests deserve and what we expect. We do everything we can to support our guests and use lessons to get better.” [19659008] Email to guests who had stayed in affected brands started rolling out Friday.

Affected Starwood hotel brands prior to the acquisition of Marriott 2016 include W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton, Westin, Element, Aloft, The Luxury Collection, Le Méridien and Four Points. Starwood-branded timeshare features are also included.

There are 34 Marriott hotels and timeshare in Hawaii, including famous properties previously managed by Starwood like The Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton Waikiki and Moana Surfrider. None of Marriott branded hotels are threatened.

Hassan Murphy, a management partner at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, said in a statement “Marriott is one of the world’s largest hotel chains. Such a company would fail to properly protect the high personal and sensitive information of its guests and customers. inexplicable. “

Murphy, who is also currently involved in the national consumer crime disputes against Equifax Inc., said that Marriott failed to detect immediately the crime and reveal it to the guests” constitute a significant breach of confidence and self-confidence that is unmatched within guest industry “.

The Marriott violation may be one of the biggest record violations on record. Last year’s Equifax hit hit more than 145 million.

“Marriot’s behavior has jeopardized all aspects of their customers’ personal identities and exposes them to identity theft, fraud and harm in the coming years. We continue to work until Marriott solves this problem and compensates its victims for their losses appropriately.”

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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