On Monday, ransomware gang REvil claimed to have hacked into the computer network of University Medical Center and exfiltrated data belonging to the hospital. Sensitive information allegedly swiped by the gang includes Nevada driver's licenses, passports and Social Security numbers.
Las Vegas hospital suffers cyberattack and data stolen
The University Medical Center (UMC) revealed on Tuesday that it suffered a criminal data breach after a well-known group of hackers began publishing personal information allegedly obtained in the cyberattack.
As hackers target U.S. cities, Las Vegas signs on to resolution not to pay future ransoms
Earlier this year, hackers brought the city of Baltimore to its knees. City employees were locked out of even the simplest systems, and email and phone systems were crippled as citizens were prevented from completing transactions such as paying a water bill.
Within what remain quite niche circles, there has been a lot of excitement surrounding blockchain technology's potential to revolutionise the hospitality sector, with some even christening it "a new internet for the travel industry" with the potential to end online travel agency (OTA) ascendancy. Will Moffitt speaks to hoteliers, entrepreneurs, and academics in an effort to separate hype from reality and asks how close we are to seeing mainstream implementation.