Fox: Privacy Counsel Interview on Implications of Marriott Breach for Impacted Guests

Nov 30, 2018

If you’re one of the unlucky people affected by the breach, here are some tips in securing your personal information and warding against potential identity or credit card theft.

“You have to be careful, the initial attack we don’t know it was financially motivated, but it’s a fairly sophisticated attack,” Paige Boshell, a managing member of Privacy Counsel LLC, said. “You have to be concerned about the motives of the initial attack, but also, you see a lot of this information sold and repurposed.”

Boshell said customers, first and foremost, need to look at the type of information that may have been stolen. In the case of Marriott, there were three different types: Financial (credit card numbers); identification (passport, date of birth); and personal preferences (she described it as the “ick factor” — things like travel dates and hotel room preferences).

Customers should contact their banks and alert them to the potential credit card number theft, cancel that card and order a new one, Boshell said. She also suggested that people get a copy of their credit report — which is free every year — and check for any fraud.

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Original article published by FOX Business.

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