Clues suggest China may have been behind the massive Marriott hack affecting 500 million people

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Hackers behind a massive breach at hotel group Marriott International left clues suggesting they were working for a Chinese government intelligence gathering operation, according to people familiar with the matter. Private investigators looking into the breach reportedly found hacking tools, techniques, and procedures previously used in attacks attributed to Chinese hackers. The hack that began four years ago exposed the records of up to 500 million customers in its Starwood hotels reservation system.

Hackers behind a massive breach at hotel group Marriott International left clues suggesting they were working for a Chinese government intelligence gathering operation, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Marriott said last week that a hack that began four years ago had exposed the records of up to 500 million customers in its Starwood hotels reservation system.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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