'Cybernapping' danger of unprotected systems

    Date01 Oct 2004
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    4138
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Hackers stealing company data and holding it to ransom is a growing trend, warn security experts. 'Cybernappers' take confidential data such as customer lists from backend systems unprotected by the necessary security systems.
    . . . Hackers stealing company data and holding it to ransom is a growing trend, warn security experts.

    'Cybernappers' take confidential data such as customer lists from backend systems unprotected by the necessary security systems.

    Malcolm Seagrave, security expert at telecoms company Energis, said: 'Cybernappers are cashing in on the innate laziness and ignorance that is endemic in businesses when it comes to security issues. Companies that fail to protect themselves are just asking for trouble.


    'Every business with an internet connection is a potential victim - the industry needs to work together now to stop the rot.'

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