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May
08

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

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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.

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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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