A few hours after the announcement of a data breach on Friday by the Marriott international hotel chain, two men from Oregon filed a lawsuit against the company for reporting their data.
Their lawsuit was followed a few hours later by another filed in the state of Maryland.
Both lawsuits are, of course, for damages. Plaintiffs in Maryland did not specify the extent of the damage suffered by the Marriott hack, but plaintiffs in Oregon are seeking $ 12,5 billion.
The amount seems to be the equivalent of $ 25 for each of the 500 million users who had their personal data on Marriott servers in the breach reported last Friday.
The two Oregon plaintiffs told a local newspaper that $ 25 is the minimum value for users' time to cancel their credit cards due to the Marriott hack.
The Maryland lawsuit was filed by Baltimore-based Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, according to a Press release.
The Marriott breach was announced on Friday, revealing that hackers stole personal information from about 500 million users. The hotel chain did not say how many users the hackers managed to gain access to financial information, but their number should not exceed 327 million, according to a Marriott press release.
All guests staying at Marriott's Starwood hotels for the past four years are said to be affected by the hack. Starwood brands include W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Element Hotels, Aloft Hotels, The Luxury Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton and Design Hotels.
Of course, more lawsuits are expected to be filed soon, which will be heard for years. For example, Uber just agreed to pay $ 148 million to settle a 2016 hack lawsuit, while Yahoo agreed to pay up to $ 85 million for a 2014 hack that exposed the personal data of 500 million users.
The Marriott hack is the second largest hack of all time with Yahoo's first.