31 Jan '17, 1am

Hackers cause hotel to ditch keycards for old-school keys and locks

Earlier this month, staff at Austria's four-star Romantik Seehotel Jägerwirt tried to sign into the resort's computer systems, but couldn't. SEE ALSO: 1.5 million gaming profiles leaked after site refuses hacker's $100,000 ransom They had been infected by a kind of software called ransomware . When hackers deploy the tech, it encrypts a device, rendering it useless. Once a ransom is paid, the hackers then deliver an electronic "decryption key" which can be used to restore the device to normal. Unless the hotel paid a ransom in Bitcoin totaling close to $1,800 dollars, it wouldn't be able to access its reservation system, cash desk system or issue electronic keycards. The hack only prevented the hotel from issuing new keys. It didn't stop hotel guests who already had keycards from accessing their rooms, nor did it cause any guests to be locked inside, as some reports initia...

Full article: http://mashable.com/2017/01/30/austrian-hotel-bitcoin-hac...

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