Bosses of Britain’s most critical industries are being warned to boost cyber security or face hefty fines for leaving themselves vulnerable to attack. Energy, transport, water and health firms could be fined up to £17 million (€19.37 million) if they fail to have the most robust safeguards in place against cyber attack.
The independent consumer body Which? called for all insecure connected toys to be removed from sale immediately. In its statement, Which? expresses its frustration with toy manufacturers that have failed to address vulnerabilities highlighted by researchers, in internet or Bluetooth connected products and believe that enough is enough.
Computer security companies have been accused of “massively” exaggerating the abilities of malicious hackers. Dr Ian Levy, technical director of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, made the accusation in a speech this week reported by The Register.
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