Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Spy Virus Linked to Israel Targeted Hotels Used for Iran Nuclear Talks

When a leading cybersecurity firm discovered it had been hacked last year by a virus widely believed to be used by Israeli spies, it wanted to know who else was on the hit list. It checked millions of computers world-wide and three luxury European hotels popped up. The other hotels the firm tested, thousands in all, were clean.

Researchers at the firm, Kaspersky Lab, weren't sure what to make of the results. Then they realized what the three hotels had in common. Each was targeted before hosting high-stakes negotiations between Iran and world powers over curtailing Tehran's nuclear program. more

Spybuster Tip # 732: Know what else is going on in your hotel before you make the decision to use their Internet service.