When staying at the hotel, we are often given free Wi-Fi facilities. However, the easy Wi-Fi hacking needs to be a concern. Not infrequently the crime is done because of weakness of Wi-Fi protection.
Is The DarkHotel, a hacker group that has been around for more than 10 years. Recently, they brought the latest malware threat named Inexsmar.
DarkHotel is selective in choosing targets. Various important people such as company officials, politicians to CEOs can be victims. DarkHorse uses phishing, a hoax for the purpose of stealing a target account.
This attack is done gradually. Initially, Wi-Fi networks will be hacked. DarkHorse takes advantage of weak Wi-Fi server security to gain access to hotel infrastructure. After that, they send a fake email made in such a way that the target sure the email is secure.
In fact, the email contains an archive that started the Trojan download. However, the download is done periodically so as not to arouse suspicion. Microsoft Word files can be open to distract the target from the Trojan.
One senior Bitdefender analyst, Bogdan Botezatu, said that hackers send emails with extreme caution, and are sent to one person at a time.
Unfortunately, DarkHotel covered his tracks so well that the researchers could not detect who and what their goals were.