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>> Up to 500 million people may of had their personal information stolen by a massive data breach at the Marriott hotel chain. The company announced on Friday that hackers have been accessing its Starwood reservation database since 2014. But it has only recently learned about the breach. Reuters' Jim Finkle is on the story.
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>> So think about it. It affects hundreds of millions of people who stayed at many of the world's biggest hotels, business executives, other travelers, over a four-year period. And passport numbers, birth dates, home addresses, email addresses, information like that was taken. So that's really powerful data in the hands of hackers, identity thieves, other types of scammers.
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>> The company says it's reported the hack to law enforcement and will start sending emails to affected customers on Friday. Marriott bought Starwood in 2016, a group of hotels that includes the St. Regis, Westin, Sheraton, and W Hotels.
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