It’s time to think twice about retail loyalty programs
Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing
DECEMBER 11, 2018
As I was starting to write this blog, yet another retail program data breach occurred, for Marriott’s Starwood loyalty program. In this case, it looks as though the attackers had been on the Starwood network for somewhere around three years, mining out their reservations database (keep in mind that Marriott only acquired Starwood in 2016 ). But it looks like my own personal data has been breached – again. But none of these reasons rose to the top in retail.