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Marriott to pay for new passports after massive data breach

The exterior of a Marriott hotel is viewed in Santa Clara, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. Marriott International Inc. will let investors know on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, if it is seeing any signs of recovery when it reports its third-quarter results after the stock market closes. The exterior of a Marriott hotel is viewed in Santa Clara, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. Marriott International Inc. will let investors know on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, if it is seeing any signs of recovery when it reports its third-quarter results after the stock market closes. | Photo: AP Photo / Paul Sakuma.

December 05, 2018 04:17 PM

Following a massive data breach of more than 500 million Starwood guests, Marriott says it will pay for new passports for those impacted.

More than 300 million passport numbers are believed to have been exposed in the breach that dates back to 2014.

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The cost of a passport replacement for adults is $110.

Security experts fear that in a worst-case scenario, the data breach could pose serious risks of identity theft.

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