Ransomware locked hotel out of its electronic key lock system
JANUARY 29, 2017
A 4-star hotel in the Austrian Alps, the Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt , admitted to bowing to extortion after ransomware locked up the computer running the hotel’s electronic key lock system. This was not the first time that cyber thugs attacked the hotel. Guests, who paid about nearly $300 a night for a room, could not open their rooms with their existing keycards; new keycards could not be programmed.