IHG hack: ‘Vindictive’ couple deleted hotel chain data for fun

Joe Tidy reports:

Hackers have told the BBC they carried out a destructive cyber-attack against Holiday Inn owner Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) “for fun”.

Describing themselves as a couple from Vietnam, they say they first tried a ransomware attack, then deleted large amounts of data when they were foiled.

They accessed the FTSE 100 firm’s databases thanks to an easily found and weak password, Qwerty1234.

Read more at BBC.

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