Hotel claims Conti ransomware attack on system as guests locked out

So far, the Conti ransomware has not demanded any ransom or published any details of the ransomware attack on their official website.

A popular Scandinavian hotel has confirmed becoming a victim of a targeted cyberattack from the Conti ransomware gang. It is worth noting that Nordic Choice has branches around 200 locations in Finland, Scandinavia, and the Baltics with brands like Comfort, Clarion, and Quality.  

About the Attack

The attack reportedly occurred last Thursday, on 2 December. As per Nordic Choice’s press release, the incident impacted its IT systems. Nordic Choice Hotel’s press release didn’t mention any issue with room keys, but the hotel management revealed that its systems were hit by Conti ransomware.

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The scope of the attack was expanded to Nordic Choice Club members and currently staying guests at the hotel. A guest staying at the hotel posted on Twitter that the hotel staff was personally escorting guests to their rooms as the key cards weren’t working. This indicates that the incident impacted the hotel’s guest reservation and room key card systems.

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