[ISN] Chinese hackers steal private data from 760 firms

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 04:19:03 -0500 (CDT)

The Jakarta Post

China-based hackers are reportedly targeting US-based Google Inc and 
Intel Corp.

An attack hackers launched on iBahn could help them access secret 
e-mails, even encrypted ones, according to a US senior intelligence 
official familiar with the matter.

As many as 760 companies have had their data accessed by hackers through 
iBahn, which runs broadband business and provides entertainment access 
for guests of Marriott International Inc’s global network and other 
hotel chains, as well as for multinational companies that hold meetings 
in the hotels.

Internet security company Trustwave Corp SpiderLabs chief Nick Percoco 
said what was more concerning was that hackers might have used the iBahn 
system as a stepping stone to connect to companies linked to the system 
by creating a “secret backdoor” through employees who had stayed in one 
of the hotel chains.


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