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Malware Installed on Travelers’ Laptops Through Software Updates on Hotel Internet Connections

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May 9, 2012
Cyberthreats
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“Recently, there have been instances of travelers’ laptops being infected with malicious software while using hotel Internet connections. In these instances, the traveler was attempting to setup the hotel room Internet connection and was presented with a pop-up window notifying the user to update a widely-used software product. If the user clicked to accept and install the update, malicious software was installed on the laptop. The pop-up window appeared to be offering a routine update to a legitimate software product for which updates are frequently available.”

Source: Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) | Malware Installed on Travelers’ Laptops Through Software Updates on Hotel Internet Connections