Marriott faces £99.2 million fine after hack exposed 393 million hotel guest records

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (IOC) has announced its intention to fine the US hotel group Marriott International £99.2 million (US $123 million) for a data breach that exposed the personal details of hundreds of millions of guests.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Smashing Security podcast #107: Sextorting the US army, and a Touch ID scam

Fitness apps exploit TouchID through a sneaky user interface trick, tech giants claim to have a plan to banish passwords, and you won’t believe who was behind a sextortion scam that targeted over 400 members of the US military.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by ferret-loving ethical hacker Zoë Rose.

Marriott warns of hack. 500 million Starwood hotel guests’ personal data could be exposed

There’s bad news if you’re one of the 500 million hotel guests whose data was included on the Starwood guest reservation database.

Marriott customers’ personal details exposed by simple web flaw

If you’ve booked a stay at a Marriott hotel, your personal information could have been exposed by sloppy security.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.