Hackers Use New Tactic at Austrian Hotel: Locking the Doors

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  • As a result hackers waged dozens of attacks a day to make them financially viable.
  • According to the United States Justice Department, ransomware attacks quadrupled in 2016 to an average of 4,000 a day.
  • Security experts said the attack on the hotel appeared to be a novel example of an increasingly malicious and prevalent type of modern-day piracy.
  • It went on to demand a ransom of two Bitcoins, or about $1,800, and warned that the cost would double if the hotel did not comply with the demand by the end of the day, Jan. 22.
  • Last year, hospitals in California and Kentucky were targeted in ransomware attacks.

The ransom demand arrived one recent morning by email, after about a dozen guests were locked out of their rooms at the lakeside Alpine hotel in Austria.
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Trump storm lands Theresa May in trouble over state visit invite

Things got heated when British Parliament discussed President Trump's state visit to the UK

  • As Ricketts’ letter made clear, the Queen doesn’t actually have a say on who is invited on a state visit to Britain.
  • UK PM: Not afraid to speak frankly to Trump 00:59
  • May has the ultimate sign-off and only she can alter or withdraw the invitation.
  • Theresa May in trouble over Trump’s UK state visit invite
  • We don’t know how Trump would react to a downgraded invitation but he’s unlikely to welcome it and at worst it could be taken as an insult and cause a diplomatic rift.

The anti-Trump protests outside Downing Street were lively and vocal. The chants ranged from the expletive-ridden to the direct: “No State Visit!” was a popular one.
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Euro spikes after Trump’s trade adviser says Germany is using ‘grossly undervalued’ currency

  • Germany is using a “grossly undervalued” euro to gain advantage over the United States and its own European Union partners, Donald Trump’s top trade adviser told the Financial Times .
  • Euro spikes after Trump’s trade adviser says Germany is using ‘grossly undervalued’ currency
  • The euro fell 23 percent against the dollar in the three years to December, and earlier this month traded as low as $1.0339, its lowest in 14 years.
  • Peter Navarro, the head of Trump’s new National Trade Council, told the newspaper that the euro was like an “implicit Deutsche Mark” whose low valuation gave Germany a competitive advantage over its main partners.
  • “Euro/dollar received a significant push high in the European session by the head of the U.S. National Trade Council, Peter Navarro, who accused Germany of being a currency manipulator,” said Commonwealth Bank currency strategist Adam Myers.

Germany is using a “grossly undervalued” euro to gain advantage over the United States and its own European Union partners, Donald Trump’s top trade adviser told the Financial Times.
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Hackers Use New Tactic at Austrian Hotel: Locking the Doors

  • As a result hackers waged dozens of attacks a day to make them financially viable.
  • According to the United States Justice Department, ransomware attacks quadrupled in 2016 to an average of 4,000 a day.
  • For Ransom, Bitcoin Replaces the Bag of Bills JULY 25, 2015
  • Security experts said the attack on the hotel appeared to be a novel example of an increasingly malicious and prevalent type of modern-day piracy.
  • The F.B.I. said the costs to victims of such attacks rose to $209 million in the first three months of 2016, compared with $24 million throughout 2015.

The electronic key system was infiltrated and a ransom of about $1,800 was demanded, an example of a malicious and prevalent type of modern-day piracy.
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Hackers Use New Tactic at Austrian Hotel: Locking the Doors

  • As a result hackers waged dozens of attacks a day to make them financially viable.
  • According to the United States Justice Department, ransomware attacks quadrupled in 2016 to an average of 4,000 a day.
  • For Ransom, Bitcoin Replaces the Bag of Bills JULY 25, 2015
  • Security experts said the attack on the hotel appeared to be a novel example of an increasingly malicious and prevalent type of modern-day piracy.
  • The F.B.I. said the costs to victims of such attacks rose to $209 million in the first three months of 2016, compared with $24 million throughout 2015.

The electronic key system was infiltrated and a ransom of about $1,800 was demanded, an example of a malicious and prevalent type of modern-day piracy.
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Hackers Use New Tactic at Austrian Hotel: Locking the Doors

Hackers Use New Tactic at Austrian Hotel: Locking the Doors - The New York Times  #security

  • As a result hackers waged dozens of attacks a day to make them financially viable.
  • According to the United States Justice Department, ransomware attacks quadrupled in 2016 to an average of 4,000 a day.
  • For Ransom, Bitcoin Replaces the Bag of Bills JULY 25, 2015
  • Security experts said the attack on the hotel appeared to be a novel example of an increasingly malicious and prevalent type of modern-day piracy.
  • The F.B.I. said the costs to victims of such attacks rose to $209 million in the first three months of 2016, compared with $24 million throughout 2015.

The electronic key system was infiltrated and a ransom of about $1,800 was demanded, an example of a malicious and prevalent type of modern-day piracy.
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Hackers Use New Tactic at Austrian Hotel: Locking the Doors

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  • As a result hackers waged dozens of attacks a day to make them financially viable.
  • According to the United States Justice Department, ransomware attacks quadrupled in 2016 to an average of 4,000 a day.
  • For Ransom, Bitcoin Replaces the Bag of Bills JULY 25, 2015
  • Security experts said the attack on the hotel appeared to be a novel example of an increasingly malicious and prevalent type of modern-day piracy.
  • The F.B.I. said the costs to victims of such attacks rose to $209 million in the first three months of 2016, compared with $24 million throughout 2015.

The electronic key system was infiltrated and a ransom of about $1,800 was demanded, an example of a malicious and prevalent type of modern-day piracy.
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