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Hackers use new tactic at Austrian hotel: locking the doors

Fully booked hotel decides to pay ransom of two bitcoins or US$1,800

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The ransom demand arrived one recent morning by email, after about a dozen guests were locked out of their rooms at the lakeside Alpine hotel in Austria.

New York Jan 31

THE ransom demand arrived one recent morning by email, after about a dozen guests were locked out of their rooms at the lakeside Alpine hotel in Austria.

The electronic key system at the picturesque Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt had been infiltrated, and the hotel...

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