Wi-Fi WARNING – Hackers targeting hotels this summer holiday with an EVIL new virus

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Paul Martin

HOLIDAYMAKERS using free Wi-Fi at hotels are being targeted by hackers who want to spy on you and steal your data, security experts have warned.

Wed, Jul 26, 2017

Brits going on their summer holidays have been warned that an evil new malware is targeting those whose use free Wi-Fi at hotels across the globe.

The DarkHotel group have been carrying out cyber crimes for over a decade, targeting travellers worldwide with malware attacks.

But now they’re back with a new threat that compromises free Wi-Fi hotspots at hotels.

The attack begins with a Wi-Fi network being compromised either by exploiting server vulnerabilities or gaining access to the hotel’s infrastructure.

Hackers then begin a series of phishing and social engineering tricks that infect targeted computers.

The malware, dubbed Inexsmar, begins like many others of its kind with an e-mail that arrives in the victims’ inbox.

However, these messages are individually designed to convince the target of its authenticity.

So, unlike other bulk phishing scams – it’s tailor made for the target.

Speaking to ZDNet, senior e-threat analyst at Bitdefender Bogdan Botezatu said: “The social engineering part of the attack involves a very carefully crafted phishing email targeted to one person at a time.”

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