Ransomware Hijacks Hotel Smart Keys to Lock Guests Out of their Rooms

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What’s the worst that could happen when a Ransomware hits a Hotel?

Recently, hundreds of guests of a luxurious hotel in Austria were locked in or out of their rooms when ransomware hit the hotel’s IT system, and the hotel had no choice left except paying the attackers, more can be read here.

Ransomware Hijacks Hotel Smart Keys to Lock Guests In and Out of the Rooms

My opinion

Well Well, this story had me slightly smiling whilst reading and the reason why is that this is an example of how the consequences of not making your staff aware of certain security threats which can arise through the internet. Yes its a hotel but anything a cyber criminal can see that involves money and an easy access how can you not stop him?. Whilst reading the article I felt at unease to the fact they had received cyber attacks in the past but while having all those attacks they still managed to have…

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