Doug Bedell — March 29, 2019, 1:06 pm

Hackers Are Waging Digital War Against Businesses


Hackers, Security InfoWatch advises, are getting to the core of our access control systems and we’re only beginning to fight back.

“They typically start with hardware, such as wireless components or system controllers, which will give them access to specific computers. Then, those computers may give them access to both the target’s external and internal Internet. Apple CEO Tim Cook warns, ‘The hacking community aren’t hackers anymore; they are sophisticated enterprises.'”

To egg businesses on, “the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided to hold the business community responsible for failing to implement good cybersecurity practices and is now filing lawsuits against those that don’t. For instance, the FTC filed a lawsuit against D-Link and its U.S. subsidiary, alleging that it used inadequate safeguards on its wireless routers and IP cameras that left them vulnerable to hackers.”

This is digital warfare, an increasingly necessary resort.

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