12 September 2017
Cyber security experts, FireEye have suggested that Russian hackers are trying to target travellers who stay in hotels in Europe and the Middle East.
The Russian spying group APT 28, who are suspected to be linked to the military, are believed to have already targeted hotel WiFi networks by sending malicious emails and stealing passwords.
Back in the Summer, the group targeted a number of high profile businesses and government guests who were staying at certain hotels in Europe. The malware works by tricking hotel employees into downloading fake hotel bookings which are then run on the system allowing the malware to capture all types of important information.
FireEye are warning accommodation businesses to be wary and to ensure that their cyber security is up to date. The report also suggested that travellers should be made aware of the threats posed and to take extra precaution.