30 Jan '17, 3pm

@Verge

A story that’s been circulating over the past week — “Hotel ransomed by hackers as guests locked in rooms” — should be taken with a little more than just a pinch of salt. According to a report (since amended) by The Local , the computer system at the four-star Austrian hotel, the Seehotel Jaegerwirt, was hacked and its electronic key system hijacked. Guests were reportedly locked in their rooms by hackers until a Bitcoin ransom worth €1,500 was paid. As a result of the hack, the hotel’s managers have decided to change from electronic locks to good old-fashioned keys. “the only problem was that we could not program keycards.” It’s a juicy story, but not entirely correct. Speaking to The Verge , Christoph Brandstätter, the hotel’s managing director, confirmed that not only were guests not locked in their rooms, the rooms were not remotely locked at all. “We were a little bit...

Full article: http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/30/14438226/hackers-austri...

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