DarkHotel Hackers Target Bosses in Hotels

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A November report is warning companies to shield their high-profile executives, directors and officers from a new threat dubbed DarkHotel, which targets specific individuals accessing the Internet via Wi-Fi or an Ethernet cable while staying in upmarket hotels abroad. It works like this: Individuals who connect to the Internet receive a request for a fake update to a popular software package such as Adobe Flash, Google Toolbar or Windows Messenger. The installation files include legitimate software but also secretly harbour the DarkHotel code. Once the target approves the download with a single click, the malicious DarkHotel code goes to work, employing a number of different malware, including the following:

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Ben Sisson
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