Hackers Attack Marriott, Zoom Telecommuters at Home

As Americans continue to work from home to stop the spread of the coronavirus, businesses and consumers are experiencing data breeches and viruses created by unknown hackers.

Hospitality giant, Marriott Hotels announced that its application that stores guest information for its nearly 7,000 franchises and company owned properties had been compromised. About 5.2 million guests may be affected by the breach, the company said in a statement.

Conference video app Zoom has also had its share of compromised accounts with incidents of users getting united guests in private video conferencing sessions. The company released additional guidance to its 12.92 million customers on how to keep unwanted users from hacking private sessions. Among suggestions provided to users, Zoom advised against sharing private meetings on social media. It makes the meeting public and easy for an unwanted person to join.

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