There is a major breaking news story about a data breach at the Starwood Hotels chain. More details are just emerging but what is currently known is that the systems containing guests’ credit card information were breached. It appears that the breach started sometime in 2015 and continued until its recent discover.

Starwood Hotels is the parent corporation for a wide-range of hotels located in the United States and abroad. The Starwood Hotels chain includes Marriott, Westin and Sheraton hotels. The data breach was reported to potentially include guests at many of these hotels.

Consumers who stayed at any of these hotels over the last year should be even more alert to any suspicious charges on their credit cards.

I’ll post updates as more information is reported.