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"email-marriot.com" or "email-mariott.com"?

Located in General Domain Discussion started by Internet.Domains, Dec 3, 2018.

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  1. Internet.Domains

    Internet.Domains Active Member VIP

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    Neither, the correct one is, email-marriott.com.... Last week there was a monstrous data breach. In response the company sent out millions of email warnings. Problem being it was a bad response without a proper domain strategy and put millions at risk for a second time. Small and large companies alike should always consider a proper domain strategy as part of their cybersecurity strategy.

    From: TechCrunch
    https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/03/marriott-data-breach-response-risk-phishing/


    "One problem: the email sender’s domain didn’t look like it came from Marriott at all.

    Marriott sent its notification email from “email-marriott.com,” which is registered to a third party firm, CSC, on behalf of the hotel chain giant. But there was little else to suggest the email was at all legitimate — the domain doesn’t load or have an identifying HTTPS certificate. In fact, there’s no easy way to check that the domain is real, except a buried note on Marriott’s data breach notification site that confirms the domain as legitimate."
     
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    For a company like Marriott, world famous brand, well known worldwide for excellent customer service, high level of employee training and attention to detail, well, this is amazing the lack of having competent in house security or hiring “out-house” grade IT security and both the PR or lack there of. As the article states, especially after the Equifax blunder and breach, you would think they might have taken notice.

    Even supposed “Tech” Companies like Facebook are incompetent at data privacy breaches. Another Amazing breach.

    Is this younger internal “IT” people that are dumber or younger hackers that are smarter? Or vice versa Old IT need-to-retire people internal or external?
     
  3. Internet.Domains

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    Most of these companies are so concerned about the backdoor, they end up leaving the front door wide open.
     
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    https://www.marriott.com/about/global-privacy.mi

    https://www.marriott.com/about/privacy.mi

    Did a search to see their certification, since they link to this GOV website:

    https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

    No results. hmmm. So scrolled, but only got to the letter "I" before it booted me off requesting I sign in.


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    They link here to explain: https://answers.kroll.com/

    On September 8, 2018, Marriott received an alert from an internal security tool regarding an attempt to access the Starwood guest reservation database. Marriott quickly engaged leading security experts to help determine what occurred. Marriott learned during the investigation that there had been unauthorized access to the Starwood network since 2014. Marriott recently discovered that an unauthorized party had copied and encrypted information, and took steps towards removing it. On November 19, 2018, Marriott was able to decrypt the information and determined that the contents were from the Starwood guest reservation database.

    Marriott has not finished identifying duplicate information in the database, but believes it contains information on up to approximately 500 million guests who made a reservation at a Starwood property. For approximately 327 million of these guests, the information includes some combination of name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number, Starwood Preferred Guest (“SPG”) account information, date of birth, gender, arrival and departure information, reservation date, and communication preferences. For some, the information also includes payment card numbers and payment card expiration dates, but the payment card numbers were encrypted using Advanced Encryption Standard encryption (AES-128). There are two components needed to decrypt the payment card numbers, and at this point, Marriott has not been able to rule out the possibility that both were taken. For the remaining guests, the information was limited to name and sometimes other data such as mailing address, email address, or other information. Marriott reported this incident to law enforcement and continues to support their investigation. We have already begun notifying regulatory authorities.

    Marriott deeply regrets this incident happened. From the start, we moved quickly to contain the incident and conduct a thorough investigation with the assistance of leading security experts. Marriott is working hard to ensure our guests have answers to questions about their personal information with a dedicated website and call center. We are supporting the efforts of law enforcement and working with leading security experts to improve. Marriott is also devoting the resources necessary to phase out Starwood systems and accelerate the ongoing security enhancements to our network.
     
  6. Internet.Domains

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    "We are supporting the efforts of law enforcement and working with leading security experts to improve.":xf.cry:
     

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