You may have heard of the Robinhood hacker “Hack Back!” who stole $10,000 in Bitcoins and donated them to a Kurdish group last year. He claimed to have done it for the revolution. Now there’s a guy who did something similar but out of revenge.
A former Marriott employee, Juan Rodriguez, was fired in August 2016 and ordered to stay away from hotel computer systems. After a few weeks, Rodriguez decided to get revenge by hacking into the hotel reservation system from his apartment in New York and slashing rates on over 3,000 rooms from $159 to $499 a night…to $12 to $59. $.
Although it is unclear how Rodriguez hacked into the system, but as stupid as it may seem, Rodriguez knew how to hack into the system, but he forgot to hide his IP address, which led to authorities tracking him down. ‘at his home. According to TMZ, the exploit cost Marriott $50,000, however, Rodriguez was arrested and faced three felonies.
This is not the first time a hacking incident has caused damage to a hotel. Just two months ago, hackers infected a hotel door lock system in Austria with ransomware and locked guests out of their rooms. The hotel then had to pay a large ransom to restore its key lock system.
Listen folks, first of all don’t be a cybercriminal but if you can’t help yourself at least hide your IP address by using a VPN.
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