Guests could not enter or leave rooms
In one of the best hotels in Austria, hackers broke into the system of electronic keys and locked guests in their rooms for ransom.
According to the newspaper, the leadership of the 4-star Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt was forced to agree to the terms hackers and pay them 1500 Euro in Bitcoin. According to the Manager of the hotel was cheaper and faster just to pay hackers in Bitcoin.
The hotel management said that they three times were subjected to attacks by cyber criminals, who last time managed to crack all key systems. Guests could not enter or leave rooms, and the new key cards could not be programmed.
It is reported that the attack was so severe that even turned off all the computers of the hotel, including the reservation system and POS system.
After hackers got the money, they unblocked the electronic key system and all the other computers. However, after this was done the fourth attempt to attack systems in the hotel, but she failed.
The hotel stated that it had decided to make the incident public to warn others about the dangers of cybercrime.
Previously NV was informed that the January 21 hackers have hacked the Twitter account of the division of the British Corporation BBC in Northampton and reported the wounding of the U.S. President Donald trump during the inauguration ceremony.
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