Bedside Hotel Robot Hacked to Stream In-Room Video
Earlier this year, a security researcher discovered a security flaw in bedside robots used by a Japanese hotel chain that could allow threat actors to remotely spy on hotel guests in their room. Threat actors staying in one of the Japanese hotels could exploit a zero-day flaw in the Tapia robot in their room in order to plant a backdoor that would enable them to remotely view video footage of the room even after they had checked out, thereby making it possible to spy on future guests.
The researcher informed the vendor about the flaw in July and gave them 90 days to resolve it. After the company failed to fix the issue, the researcher publicly disclosed the vulnerability this month, saying that the firm “didn’t care.”