Lauren Horwitz: Malicious attacks on IoT and critical infrastructure gather pace

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Lauren Horwitz: Malicious attacks on IoT and critical infrastructure gather pace
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15/08/2021 – 13:31

“As the globe continues to wobble through the reverberations of COVID-19, observers say that the impact on critical infrastructure is likely to worsen.

Critical infrastructure – which includes government institutions, utilities, transportation and more – is now more vulnerable than ever given an exponential increase in attacks on the IoT technology that powers it.

Such technology has become a “soft target,” for malicious actors. That’s because Internet of Things (IoT) technology may be legacy technology, with inadequate updating and patching, and because the financial incentives to breach its security have grown.”

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