Month: November 2018

Marriott breach leaves 500 million exposed with passport, card numbers stolen

Enlarge / Marriott Hotel brands like the W hotel were breached between 2014 and 2018. (credit: Craig Warga/Bloomberg via Getty Images) On Friday, Marriott International announced a system breach that has affected approximately 500 million customers, with stolen information including names, credit card numbers, mailing addresses, email addresses, and passport numbers. The breach is one […]

‘Pokémon Go’ is finally getting the key feature that players have wanted for years — the ability to battle each other

Developer Niantic revealed on Friday that trainer battles are coming to “Pokémon Go.” Despite player-versus-player (PvP) battles being a major part of the traditional Pokémon games, “Pokémon Go” has always focused more on exploration and catching wild monsters. Niantic has yet to offer specific details on how battles between players will function. “Pokémon Go” creator […]

Here’s how to check if you were one of the 500 million customers affected by the Marriott hack

Mariott Starwood hotels suffered a massive data breach, meaning that around 500 million customers have had their information compromised. Hackers accessed sensitive information from Starwood’s reservation database in 2014, including mailing addresses, passport info, and credit card numbers. Marriott says guests who were affected — anyone who stayed at a Starwood property on or before […]