Tencent engineer attending cybersecurity event fined for Fragrance hotel hacking

While attending a cybersecurity conference in Singapore, a Chinese national decided to hack into the WiFi of the hotel he was staying in.

Zheng Dutao, a 23-year-old security engineer with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings, was curious to find any vulnerabilities in the WiFi server of a Fragrance Hotel branch.

Zheng successfully hacked into the server and blogged about it in a post titled “Exploit Singapore Hotels”, in which he published the hotel administrator’s server passwords. The blogpost caught the attention of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA).

On Monday (24 September), Zheng was fined $5,000 in the State Courts for the offence. He pleaded guilty to one count of intentionally disclosing a password providing unauthorised access to data belonging to Fragrance Hotel. One similar count was taken into consideration for his sentencing. ..Read More..

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