NEW YORK: Sen. Charles Schumer says Marriott hotel officials
should pay for new passports for customers whose passport numbers
were hacked as part of a massive data breach.
The New York Democrat said Sunday that Marriott should immediately
notify customers who are at greatest risk of identity theft and pay
the $110 cost of a new US passport if the customers request it.
Marriott disclosed Friday that hackers had stolen data on as many
as 500 million guests of former Starwood chain properties.
The data breach included credit card numbers, birthdates, phone
numbers and hotel arrival dates as well as passport numbers.
Marriott representatives did not immediately return an email
seeking comment on Schumer’s demand.
Marriott has set up a website and call center for customers who
believe they are at risk.
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Source: FS – All-News-Economy
US Senator says Marriott should pay to replace hacked passports