Beware of the Botnet of things

By: Kartik Chawla

How convenient is it to connect all your devices and use one from the other? But, wait, aren’t we forgetting something? The more we connect our devices to each other the more vulnerable they become to viruses and exploitation. How? Read on to find out.

Botnet of things

Cyberattack hits 1,200 InterContinental hotels in US

Global hotel chain InterContinental Hotels Group Plc said 1,200 of its franchised hotels in the United States, including Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, were victims of a three-month cyberattack that sought to steal customer payment card data.

The company declined to say how many payment cards were stolen in the attack, the latest in a hacking spree on prominent hospitality companies including Hyatt Hotels Corp, Hilton, and Starwood Hotels, now owned by Marriott International Inc.

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