According to news sources, the cyber-attack was happened on the Marriott hotel chain saying that attackers have collected the personal details of some millions of its guests. According to news -the Marriott database contains not only credit card information but also the passport data. In addition to that the spies stole passport numbers of up to 300 plus million people – many of whom stayed at Sheraton, Westin and W hotels and at other Starwood-branded properties. The hacking was come into light/discovered only in September and revealed late last month.
The discovery comes as US President Donald Trump’s administration is planning actions targeting China’s trade, cyber and economic policies. The actions also include the accusations against Chinese hackers working for the intelligence services and the military.
News also stating that- the administration is planning to declassify intelligence reports to reveal Chinese efforts dating to at least 2014 to build a database containing names of executives and American government officials with security clearances.
In response to this, Geng Shuang, a spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, denied any knowledge of the Marriott hacking.
“China firmly opposes all forms of cyber -attack and cracks down on it in accordance with the law. If offered evidence, the relevant Chinese departments will carry out investigations according to the law.”