Hackers are targeting hotel Wi-Fi with particularly evil malware and spear phishing

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The veteran DarkHotel hacking group is back with a few new tricks up their sleeve. These sophisticated hackers first began targeting high level executives in 2011 with a signature brand of cybercrime that targets business travellers with malware attacks, using the Wi-Fi in luxury hotels across the globe.

These bad guys would wait for these individuals to connect to a hotel’s WiFi and use social engineering tactics to compromise them. They use different types of exploits, one of them tricking the target into downloading a malicious “update” to a well-known program, such as Adobe.  Once the victims downloaded the update, the hackers would steal information from their laptop and use it to compromise the company.

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