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Cyberespionage group targets traveling execs through hotel networks

Lucian Constantin | Nov. 11, 2014
For the past four years a group of sophisticated hackers has compromised the networks of luxury hotels to launch malware attacks against corporate executives and entrepreneurs traveling on business in the Asia-Pacific region.

Over 90 percent of malware infections associated with the Darkhotel group were detected in Japan, Taiwan, China, Russia and Korea. However infections were also found in the U.S., the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Kazakhstan, South Korea, the Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Belgium, Serbia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Greece, Italy and other countries.

The targets were from a wide array of industries, including electronics manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, and others. They also included individuals in defense and law-enforcement.

 

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