In the case of the large-scale hacker attack on the Starwood Hotels in the Marriott group are also some of the looted 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers of guests. In encrypted Form the attackers had fallen in addition, approximately 20.3 million passport numbers in the hands of informed Marriottmit.
Stolen passport numbers could be particularly valuable for intelligence services, for example from China, because they could allow travel of government officials or business people a better way to track, wrote the “Wall Street Journal” with reference to not referred to American officials.
The hotel group is corrected at the same time, the estimate for the total number of Affected something down. At the end of November, Marriott had spoken of up to 500 million hotel guests. After an investigation, it was now going to be a maximum of 383 million guests entries. Since there is for some people more than one entry, it was not possible to quantify the number of people affected currently.