My Starwood Account Was Compromised: More Details — and What Happened

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    Earlier today, I reported that my Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program account was compromised, with the Starpoints I earned wiped out of the account. Here is the story of how I found out about it; as well as what I did about it. I checked my e-mail account as I usually do; and the first thing I saw was a message titled Enjoy Your Gift Certificate. “Great”, I initially thought, thinking that perhaps there was some kind of promotion or something where maybe I received a gift certificate for some small amount which I could enjoy somewhere... ...but then I scrolled down and found two additional e-mail messages with that title; as well as four e-mail messages titled Your SPG Account has been Updated. — two of them which contained the following text... The post My Starwood Account Was Compromised: More Details — and What Happened appeared first on The Gate.

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