万豪酒店因数据库泄露被索赔 125 亿美元中英文报道

来源:云头条、theblast.com

新浪科技讯 北京时间12月1日晚间消息,万豪国际酒店集团(Marriott International)近日因顾客数据库泄露而遭遇集体诉讼,索赔金额高达125亿美元。

万豪国际酒店上周五宣布,旗下喜达屋酒店(Starwood Hotel)的一个顾客预订数据库被黑客入侵,可能有约5亿顾客的信息泄露。据悉,黑客入侵早在2014年就已经开始。该消息公布后,万豪国际酒店股价一度下跌逾5%。

随后,美国Geragos & Geragos律师事务所律师本·梅塞拉斯(Ben Meiselas)和Underdog Law法律顾问迈克尔·富勒(Michael Fuller)代表两名原告大卫·约翰逊(David Johnson)和克里斯·哈里斯(Chris Harris)对万豪国际酒店提起集体诉讼,索赔125亿美元。

原告在起诉书中称:“在当今这个数字时代,酒店客户最担忧的是银行卡号码和其他敏感个人信息的安全。而在过去的四年里,有5亿客户原本期望在万豪国际酒店过上舒适无忧的生活,结果却遭遇了历史上最大的数字灾难之一。”

据万豪国际酒店称,这些可能被泄露的信息包括顾客的姓名、通信地址、电话号码、电子邮箱、护照号码、喜达屋VIP客户信息、出生日期、性别和其他一些个人信息。对于部分客户,可能还包括支付卡号码和有效日期等信息,但这些数据是加密的。

125亿美元的索赔金额听起来是一个不小的数字,但也仅相当于5亿潜在被盗用户中每人得到25美元的赔偿。原告认为,这是用户因遭遇黑客攻击而取消信用卡所需时间的最低等额赔偿金。

此外,原告还表示,希望该集体诉讼能够让万豪国际酒店和其他大型跨国连锁酒店能够意识到,尊重顾客隐私意味着要采取所有必要措施来确保用户信息的安全。(李明)

Marriott Sued for $12.5 Billion Over Massive Data Breach

November 30, 2018 at 2:32 pm PST

ByGary Trock,Mike Walters

Marriottis having a bad day that was just made over 12 billion times worse after a class action lawsuit was filed for what attorneys are classifying as a “digital infestation.”

According to documents, obtained by The Blast, Marriott International, Inc was just sued in a class action lawsuit on behalf of two plaintiffs, David Johnson and Chris Harris.

The complaint, filed Friday byBen MeiselasofGeragos & Geragos, and local counsel Michael Fuller of Underdog Law, states that, “In today’s digital age, the primary worry of hotel customers is the security of their card numbers and other sensitive personal information.”

It continues, “For the past four years, 500 million customers expecting a comfortable worry-free stay at Marriott were instead exposed to one of the largest digital infestations in history.”

Friday, Marriott revealed the massive data breach after it was discovered someone was trying to gain unauthorized access into the Starwood hotels reservation system. The breach was traced back and revealed that Starwood has been giving unauthorized access since 2014. Marriott has since set up a call center and website to check if your information was compromised, and the CEO of the company said, “We fell short of what our guests deserve and what we expect of ourselves.”

The class action suit accuses Marriott of being “on notice that its data systems were vulnerable to a massive breach for the past several years,” citing a cyber-attack that was waged on the company in 2015 and exposed customers’ credit card numbers to hackers.

The complaint says Marriott touts living by the “#GoldenRule,” but alleges the hotel chain has “lost its way.” They are now demanding that the plaintiffs, as well as any former or current Marriott customer who were affected by the massive data breach collect damages up to $12.5 billion in “fair compensation.”

Finally, the lawsuit states that the large amount in damages is to “ensure that Marriott and all other multibillion-dollar international hotel chains understand that respecting privacy of their customers means taking all steps necessary to ensure that their personal information is not accessed by unauthorized third parties.

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