Kaspersky: businessmen in Asian hotels for years targeted by hackers




Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered details about the so-called Dark Hotel-espionage campaign. Hackers were using Asian hotel networks already unnoticed details include top executives from Asia and the US get at least four years

Kaspersky Lab Once the hackers have gained access to the networks of Asian luxury hotels, they wait until the victims connect to the Wi-Fi network. The hackers get when that happens inspect the room number and the name of the victim, so writes Kaspersky. The guest is then tempted to download that looks like legitimate software from Adobe or Google. And installing a backdoor, If the package has been downloaded, the hackers have access to the systems of the guests.

Other programs can be downloaded remotely as well as all keystrokes of the victim to be registered. Is business that way probably leaked. The hackers gained insight as to the credentials of the compromised individuals, for example, Twitter, Facebook or Google.

The hackers attempt to remove their act after all their tracks and they would never focus twice on the same target. The malware would be addition to targeted attacks sometimes distributed randomly.

The majority of the burglaries occurred, according to the report from Kaspersky place in Japan, but were relatively many victims are also made ​​in Taiwan, China and Russia. It is unclear who exactly the victims belong to the group and what is captured for information. Kaspersky warns that hackers are still active.


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