How to Stay Secure at the Hotel on a Business Trip (Dark Reading)


In 2014, cybercriminals in the DarkHotel campaign targeted business executives staying at hotels in Asia. The attackers used spearphishing as well as kernel-mode keystroke logger attacks and cracked weak digital-signing keys to steal data from the victims’ devices.

Then in 2015, the hospitality industry suffered a string of point of sale (POS) malware attacks that included the Hilton Hotel properties, Trump Hotel Collection, Starwood, Hyatt Hotels, and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

When employees travel for business, corporate data is at risk as hotels increasingly become targets of and venues for cyberattacks. Here are seven ways to stay secure at the hotel on a business trip.