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Marriott Breach Traced to Chinese Hackers; U.S. Plans Response

By The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The cyberattack on the Marriott hotel chain that collected personal details of roughly 500 million guests was part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort that also hacked health insurers and the security clearance files of millions more Americans, according to two people briefed on the investigation


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  • The investor in me reads this story and thinks: the trust that enables global trade is crumbling; this will eventually be bad for stocks.

  • William Wood
    William WoodOwner at William Wood

    I watched the interview in Congress, with the Google CEO. Lot of talk about security of private information. I think, after the Marriott and Equifax hacks (amongst others), all my information is already out there. The battle is lost, deal with it...

  • Blaming China for every data breach has become the new normal, especially for the US. So when will the US sit up, take responsibility for these issues, and stop the many blame games on China, which are mostly not true?

  • Kwabena Akuamoah-Boateng
    Kwabena Akuamoah-Boateng

    Forget about the trade war. It’s a cyberwar/tech-war now.

  • Fq Ye
    Fq Ye

    Where is the evidence? The U.S has been saying Huawei installed back doors in its communication devices but so far has shown zero hard evidence. Data packages being sent to China through any of Huawei switches is so easy to be detected. I felt very sad that the U.S is playing these dirty political moves, such as this one and the detention of Huawei CFO. At this time when the world needs role model of respect for human rights, political decision by facts and law, the U.S is going the exact opposite direction.

  • Sam Bass
    Sam Bass

    Almost every country hacks every other country. #truth no one is a victim.

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