Cybercrime on the high seas: the new threat facing billionaire superyacht owners

From: The Guardian

Buyers at London superyacht conference shown the ease with which hackers can take control of vessels – and even procure private photos


The ease with which ocean-going oligarchs or other billionaires can be hijacked on the high seas was revealed at a superyacht conference held in a private members club in central London this week.


As well as stealing financial data and potentially compromising photos, Murray said he also had control of the ship’s CCTV so he could have helped assist a physical attack or kidnap. “We could let people onto the boat, and then wipe [the CCTV] so no one would know.”

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