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Hackers block for the fourth time to locks in Austrian hotel

Hackers block for the fourth time to locks in Austrian hotel

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The prestigious Seehotel Jägerwirt in Austria for the fourth time to become the victim of hackers. The booking system and the electronic key system were hacked.

Guests could make their room more. The 111 year-old hotel decided to the hacker the requested amount of 1500 euro in bitcoins to pay. That was cheaper than itself, the systems to reset.

The hotel is in the popular ski resort Turracher Höhe at the time of the hack fully booked. The director of the hotel, Christoph Brandstaetter, decided to come out with the hack to draw attention to this form of extortion.

Jägerwirt now has a new firewall installed, and the electronic keys are replaced by physical keys.

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