Even If Your Personal Data Wasn’t Stolen in the Latest Breaches, You're Probably Compromised

Marriott and Quora hacks are latest examples of businesses failing consumers

Ask a person whether some form of their personal information was stolen by hackers in recent years, and the answer is probably yes. That’s likely why Friday’s news that Marriott International had exposed the personal information of up to 500 million customers caused a ripple in the news cycle rather than a tidal wave and why the Monday night announcement from the question-asking site Quora that “some user data was compromised” from around 100 million user accounts caused even less than that.

Marriott’s data breach, which included sensitive information like passport numbers, credit cards, birth dates and mailing addresses, was one of the worst breaches in the digital age in both size and potential impact.



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