An ongoing computer hack attack is underway that is targeting hi-tech entrepreneurs and corporate executives, especially the most frequently travelled ones.
These attacks are carried out in the targets’ hotel rooms, according to a campaign dubbed DarkHotel.
According to the campaign managers, the attacks began in 2007 and it’s currently gaining momentum, thus, the need for the global warning.
According to Technology Times’ research, the attacks are specifically target to hi-tech entrepreneurs and corporate senior staffers, as they log into the net through hotel wi-fi.
This report serves as warning to corporate executives and hi-tech entrepreneurs travelling to Japan, Taiwan, mainland China, Hong Kong, Russia, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Germany and the United States of America.
Although it is not yet ascertained that the attackers will find their way to Africa, but experts are saying one cannot be too careful.
It has been discovered that some of the malware are attached to genuine Adobe Flash update, thus gaining access to steal data from the victims.