According to NY Times, Marriott initially announced that upward of 500 million guests may have been impacted by hackers breaching the Starwood reservation database. On January 4, 2019, Marriott announced that the “upper limit” of the number of Starwood guests affected was as low as 383 million, NYT reports. Marriott also clarified that 5.25 million passport numbers that were compromised in the attack were stored in an unencrypted format, reports Chicago Sun Times. Another 20.3 million password numbers were stored in an encrypted format, says CST.

Marriott has said that it will reimburse customers for the cost of getting a new passport ($110) if they have experienced identity theft as a result of the Starwood data breach.

Marriott has been sued as part of a Marriott/Starwood Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit. The lawsuit is currently before a panel of federal judges who will decide whether to consolidate all cases filed against Marriott, and if so, which district court should oversee the consolidated case.

About Us

Gibbs Law Group is a California-based law firm committed to protecting the rights of clients nationwide who have been harmed by corporate misconduct. We represent individuals, whistleblowers, employees, and small businesses across the U.S. against the world’s largest corporations. Our award-winning lawyers have achieved landmark recoveries and over a billion dollars for our clients in high-stakes class action and individual cases involving consumer protection, data breach, digital privacy, and federal and California employment lawsuits. Our attorneys have received numerous honors for their work, including “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California,” “Top Class Action Attorneys Under 40,” “Consumer Protection MVP,” “Best Lawyers in America,” and “Top Cybersecurity/ Privacy Attorneys Under 40.”

Other Cases & Investigations

  1. 3M Defective Earplug Lawsuit
  2. 2019 Butte CampFire Lawyer
  3. Wells Fargo Mortgage Modification Lawsuit
  4. ADT Technician Lawsuit
  5. DoorDash Employee Lawsuit
  6. Pacific Fertility Center Lawsuit
  7. California Whistleblower Attorneys
  8. California Employment Attorneys