How the Hotel Group Hackers Benefited From Weak Passwords

One of the biggest hotel groups in the world recently suffered a cyberattack, losing vast swathes of data. Now, we know more details: The hackers say they are a couple from Vietnam, and that they were able to access the group's databases with the particularly weak password “Qwerty1234.”The hackers had tried and failed to pull off a ransomware attack that would have locked away the hotel group's data. If they'd been successful, it would have been a huge coup, given the 6,000 hotels owned by Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), which include familar names like Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, and Regent.When…

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Deleted popular hotel chain’s data ‘for fun,’ claims hacker couple

The Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), which owns Holiday Inn, was the target of a destructive cyberattack by hackers who claimed they did it "for fun". According to the BBC, the IHG identified as a couple from Vietnam and claim that after attempting a ransomware assault, which was unsuccessful, the duo erased a significant amount of data. The hackers accessed the FTSE 100 firm's databases and quickly found that the password was Qwerty1234. The hackers, calling themselves TeaPea, contacted the BBC on the encrypted messaging app, Telegram, providing screenshots as evidence that they had carried out the hack. The images, which…

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