FBI Warns of Malicious Hotspots, Evil Hotel Internet

The FBI is warning Americans that hackers are attempting to install malware on computers via the sign-in process commonly used by hotels. The problem apparently does not affect the U.S., but hotels abroad. During the log-in, travelers have reported additional pop-up windows that suggest the update of a "widely used" software for which "updates are frequently available".

Common sense suggest to be always careful with such update and download requests, especially if they are communicated via a pop-up window. Needless to say, there is no update, but downloaded and installed malware instead.

Those who were tricked into the download of the "update", are asked to immediately contact their local FBI office, and "promptly report it" to the IC3's website.

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    The posted to IC3's website is broken. You left out "v" at the end of ".gov".
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  • __-_-_-__
    so stupid. why hotels? anyway can make a fake AP in 5min just by googling.
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  • buzznut
    Gullible people away from home and jonesin for the internet. People are accustomed to unsecured networks in hotels, airports, etc.
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    The posted to IC3's website is broken. You left out "v" at the end of ".gov".
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