IHG data hack was done “for fun”

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The cyber attack on the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), which operates the Holiday Inn brand, was reportedly carried out “for fun”.

The perpetrators of the attack, who claimed to be a couple from Vietnam, told the BBC (opens in new tab) the “attack was originally planned to be a ransomware but the company’s IT team kept isolating servers before we had a chance to deploy it”.

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