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If you’ve used hotel WiFi recently you NEED to read this now

Evoke.ie logoEvoke.ie 16-08-2017 Bronwyn O Neill
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If you’ve logged in to hotel Wi-Fi recently then you might want to up your security, experts warn.

Apparently hackers with suspected links to Russian intelligence have been targeting holiday makers in Europe.

This means they can break into laptops to steal passwords, so if you’ve been abroad recently you might want to change your log-ins.

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Hotel Wi-Fi can put users at risk for hacking and it’s believed that they are using malware to get passwords from users in popular European hotels.

The group who are called APT 28 are trying to steal passwords from Western government and business travellers who are using hotel Wi-Fi, according to cyber security firm FireEye.

This means they can infect their networks when they return home.

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The wave of attacks happened during the first week of July and targeted holiday makers who were staying in hotel chains in at least seven countries in Europe.

It’s also believed there has been an attack in one country in the Middle East.

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Russia are denying the accusations that the hackers are linked to Russia’s military intelligence directorate.

FireEye found that phishing emails were used to trick hotel employees to download an infected hotel reservation document. This installed malware which could be run remotely from sites controlled by APT 28.

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