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Hotel ISP iBahn Denies Breach By Chinese Hackers 30

Posted by timothy
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alphadogg writes "iBahn, a provider of internet services to some 3,000 hotels worldwide, denied on Thursday a news report that its network was breached by hackers. Bloomberg wrote that a highly skilled group of hackers based in China, which U.S. investigators have called 'Byzantine Foothold,' attacked iBahn, citing unnamed sources, including one U.S intelligence official. In a written statement, iBahn said it was aware of the allegations in the news report but it had 'not found proof of any breach on the iBahn network.'"
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Hotel ISP iBahn Denies Breach By Chinese Hackers

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 15, 2011 @11:13AM (#38384032)
    The more typical example is (in internet form form):

    Have you stopped beating your wife? (required)
    o Yes
    o No
  • by jafo (11982) on Thursday December 15, 2011 @11:15AM (#38384052) Homepage

    I've had the pleasure of working with iBahn in the past at conferences. They don't have the sharpest techs I've dealt with. For example, I had a tcpdump of their DHCP server handing out a lease with the gateway in a different network*. Obviously, this didn't work... "Well, I can reboot all the APs for you..." Now, the APs weren't doing DHCP...

    So, iBahn is saying they "haven't found any breach"? I'm not convinced that their lack of finding it is an indication that it hasn't happened. I wonder what equipment they've rebooted trying to find it. :-)

    (* Details: the DHCP server handed out an address like 10.1.1.2 in a /24 network, and the gateway was 10.5.254.254. These are rough approximations, not the exact IPs, but give you an idea)

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