BAD USB – Hospitality

BadUSB attack

A hospitality company was awarded with a $50 Best-Buy gift card in a letter which also included a USB thumb drive. Once plugged in, the USB would present a list of items which could be bought with the gift card. The company did not give in to the phishing attempt and contacted security experts from a cybersecurity firm instead, who revealed that the company encountered a so-called BadUSB attack. This was not the first targeted attack on the hospitality industry, as previous threat actors such as DarkHotel and RevengeHotels are known to be active in this industry. What stands out in this attack is the fact that a physical rogue device was used, capable of impersonating as a legitimate keyboard, which goes “below Radar” of existing EPS/EDR solutions – Only diving “deeper” into the physical layer can provide the adequate protection.

Hardware Assets Control solution for a BadUSB Attack.

Sepio Systems Hardware Access Control HAC-1, provides 100% hardware device visibility.

HAC-1 enables Hardware Access Control by setting rules based on the devices characteristics.

HAC-1 instantly detects any devices which breach the set rules and automatically block them to prevent malicious attacks.

The idea is to Verify and then Trust that those assets are what they say they are.

Sepio Systems HAC-1 brings the ultimate solution to zero trust adoption by providing 100% hardware device visibility for a BadUSB Attack.

With greater visibility, the zero-trust architecture can grant access decisions with complete information.

Thus, enhancing the enterprise’s protection within, and outside of, its traditional perimeters.

The Hardware Access Control capabilities of HAC-1, block Rogue Devices as soon as they are detected

HAC-1 stop an attack at the first instance, not even allowing such devices to make network access requests.

HAC-1 is here to protect Government Agencies and the nation’s critical infrastructure

Embracing Zero Trust Hardware Access in BadUSB attacks is crucial.

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