Cyberattacks Target POS and Smart Hotel Technology

From Los Angeles to New York City and Around the Globe, Hotels are Vulnerable

Earlier this year Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt, a 4-star hotel in the Austrian Alps, was the victim of a cyberattack resulting in the complete shutdown of the hotel’s computers. This attack was the third time the 111-year-old hotel had been targeted. The hackers breached the keycard system, making it impossible for guests to enter their rooms and preventing the front desk from reprogramming cards. Over the last two years, every major hotel company has been breached via their point of sale systems with the goal of obtaining personal information. The Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt attack is the first of its kind where hackers threatened the safety of guests.