Jens Kyllönen, a professional Poker player from Finland, has shocked when his laptop apparently stolen from his hotel room while he was playing in a tournament, mysteriously returned to the same place where he left it.
Jens complaint about this incident to the hotel however the staffs are not helpful. They told him that camera's are not working properly so not able to find out how it was happened.
Interestingly, the laptop again stolen while he was getting help from staffs and placed in hotel lobby. The one who accessed his laptop managed to remove the password security.
Then, he got an idea to visit the F-Secure Labs to do forensics investigation on his laptop to find out what happened.
According to F-Secure Labs, the laptop was in fact infected with a java-based Remote Administration Tool(RAT). Based on the timestamps, the malware was introduced to the laptop when the laptop had gone missing.
He is not the only person who fell victim to this attack, there is another professional player, Henri Jaakkola who stayed in the same room at the event, had the same exact same trojan installed in his laptop.
Those who have laptop with sensitive information are advised to put it in a safe when you are not around it, and encrypt disks.