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Marriott Data Breach Traced To Chinese Hackers

The cyberattack on the Marriott hotel chain that collected personal details of about 500 million guests was part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort, according to two people briefed on the investigation, reports The New York Times. Geng Shuang, a spokesman for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, denied any knowledge of the Marriott hacking. The Marriott database contains credit card information and passport data.

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