FireEye accused the “Russian hackers” in the theft of personal data from European hotels
A group of hackers of APT 28, which may be associated with the Russian military intelligence, is behind a series of July attacks on guests of hotels in Europe, according to the company FireEye, specializing in cyber security.
Hackers of APT 28 tried to steal usernames and passwords from Western officials and businessmen that used Wi-Fi at hotels, in order to infect the computer systems of their organizations, the report says FireEye.
“FireEye has some evidence that a series of attacks, focused on the hospitality sector, was carried out by Pro-Russian APT28. We believe that this activity, which began in July of 2017, was aimed at tourists of hotels across Europe and the middle East. In these cases, hackers used multiple known methods, such as stealing passwords from Wi-Fi traffic, contamination NetBIOS and apply a piece of malware EternalBlue”, — the report says.
Numerous attacks occurred in the first week of July, focused on residents of different hotel chains European and one middle Eastern country.
A number of governments and research companies dealing with cyber security issues, associated group APT 28 with Russian intelligence.