Marriott hit with $124 million fine for 2018 data breach

The U.K. Information Commissioners Office (ICO) intends to levy a £99,200,396, or $124 million, fine against Marriott International in response to the data breach suffered by that company’s Starwood reservation data base in November 2018.

Marriott reported the ICO’s intention to impart the fine,
but said in a statement
the company will use its right to respond and “vigorously defend itself” before
any final determination is made and the fine actually issued by the ICO.

“We are disappointed with this notice of intent from the
ICO, which we will contest. Marriott has been cooperating with the ICO
throughout its investigation into the incident, which involved a criminal
attack against the Starwood guest reservation database,” said Marriott
International’s President and CEO, Arne Sorenson.

Please register to continue.

Already registered? Log in.

Once you register, you’ll receive:

  • News analysis

    The context and insight you need to stay abreast of the most important developments in cybersecurity. CISO and practitioner perspectives; strategy and tactics; solutions and innovation; policy and regulation.

  • Archives

    Unlimited access to nearly 20 years of SC Media industry analysis and news-you-can-use.

  • Daily Newswire

    SC Media’s essential morning briefing for cybersecurity professionals.

  • Learning Express

    One-click access to our extensive program of virtual events, with convenient calendar reminders and ability to earn CISSP credits.


Next post in Security News

Next Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Login to your account below

Fill the forms bellow to register

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.