The scary reason why you should avoid complimentary hotel Wi-Fi
We'll think twice next time.
No matter where you are in the world complimentary hotel Wi-Fi comes in very handy when travelling.
However, according to a number of sources, hackers are now targeting wifi networks hotels worldwide with a new malware threat.
According to ZDNet.com, the 'Dark Hotel' hacking group specifically targets business travellers so if you're always on the move for work, it's wise to have this warning on your radar.
The attack happens in stages:
- First, the Wi-Fi network is compromised.
- Second, phishing emails are sent designed to convince the recipient that it's targeted specifically for them.
- Third, an email contains an archive page which allows the Malware to attack the device in steps, which researchers have described as "evolutionary" because it helps hackers avoid detection.
Just be careful next time you're travelling. You never know who might be able to access your information.