Security researcher fined for hacking hotel Wi-Fi and putting passwords on the internet

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

Singapore authorities have fined a Chinese security researcher with SGD$5,000 (USD$3,600) for hacking into a local hotel’s Wi-Fi system without authorization and then publishing a blog post about it, revealing passwords for the hotel’s internal network.

The incident took place at the end of August, this year, when Zheng Dutao, 23, of China, visited Singapore to attend the Hack In The Box conference that took place in the city.

Zheng took it upon himself, without asking for permission first, to hack into the Wi-Fi network of a Fragrance Hotel branch, where he checked in for the conference’s duration.

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