Hacked off at ho­tel in­ter­net se­cu­rity

Irish Daily Mirror - - NEWS -

IT used to be that we wor­ried about if the sheets had been changed when stay­ing at a ho­tel.

But fol­low­ing the lat­est cy­ber at­tack, it’s been proven it’s not the bed­bugs we need to be con­cerned about but the bugs in their com­put­ers.

The lat­est com­pany to put our per­sonal in­for­ma­tion at risk was the Mar­riott Ho­tel chain which saw 500 mil­lion guests have their de­tails com­pro­mised. The hack was one of the worst in his­tory.

Ev­ery month now it seems some large firm which we en­trust with our credit cards de­tails, home ad­dresses, tele­phone num­bers, even pass­port de­tails, are not do­ing enough to pro­tect us.

The Mar­riott breach shows no longer it’s the rooms we need to worry about but check­ing in as hack­ers now check us out.

Call me old-fash­ioned, but still no one has ex­plained to me what’s wrong with cash?

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