12/28/2005

Marriott Lost 206,000 Personal Records With Financial Info

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 4:11 pm

Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI) this week admitted that data relating to 206,000 of its partners, employees and customers has disappeared. The missing tape storage holds individuals’ credit card account information and Social Security numbers. The likes of Citibank, Bank of America and Time Warner all confessed this year to losing tape drives with crucial data as well.

鈥淲e regret this situation has occurred and realize this may cause concern for our associates and customers,鈥? said Stephen Weisz, MVCI’s president. 鈥淲e have recently mailed notifications to associates, timeshare owners and timeshare customers and are available to answer any questions they may have.鈥?

MVCI has told the affected that it will pay for a credit monitoring service.

Source: The Register

 

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