28 Jan '17, 9pm

Hotel pays Bitcoin ransom after guests are locked out of rooms

Hotel pays Bitcoin ransom after guests are locked out of rooms

Romantik Seehotel JäegerwirtJäegerwirt The Romantik Seehotel Jäegerwirt, Jäegerwirt, a luxury hotel in Austria, has gone public with the news that it was recently the victim of an attack during which hackers took control of the electronic key card system that prevented guests from being able to enter or leave their rooms. In addition to the electronic key system, those responsilble also had complete control over the general computer system - meaning that the reservation and cash desk systems were also out of commission. The hotel's management explained that this is the third time the hotel has been hit with such an attack, but this is the first time they had managed to take down the key card system. In order to keep things running, the hotel yielded to the demands and paid the ransom of €1,500 (£1,275/$1,600) in B itcoin . After making payment, the system was completely re...

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