29 Jan '17, 5pm

Austrian Luxury Hotel Pays Bitcoin Ransom to Regain Access to Rooms

Twitter Linkedin Facebook Reddit Weibo A luxury hotel in Austria paid a bitcoin ransom to unlock the rooms of hundreds of guests who could not get in or get out, according to The Local . The hotel was unable to reprogram new electronic key cards until the hackers restored the system. The hackers restored the system in exchange for 1,500 EUR worth of bitcoin. While the hotel has since replaced its computers and installed new security standards, it plans to install old-fashioned door locks with keys in the future to prevent such incidents. Managers at the Seehotel Jaegerwirt, a four-star hotel on the Alpine Turracher Hoehe Pass, wanted to publicize the incident to warn others of the possibility. The managers also want more done to prevent cybercrime before the problem worsens. The hotel has a modern IT system with electronic room key cards. The management said it was the thi...

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