• CensorNet offers advice in aftermath of TalkTalk/Post Office hack

        • Following the news that TalkTalk and Post Office routers have been hit by cyber-attacks, Ed Macnair, CEO at CensorNet offer his advice.

          Yesterday OEN leant that thousands of TalkTalk and Post Office customers had had their internet access cut by an attack targeting certain types of internet routers. According to the BBC, the routers may have been vulnerable to Mirai malware and a modified form of the Mirai worm may have been used to cause damage to certain types of equipment.

          Ed Macnair, CEO at CensorNet, "while the cause of the hack has still not been confirmed, the whole incident suggests a lack of basic security hygiene. A pervasive problem, all employers must step up their efforts at educating the nation on cyber dangers. For a start, to avoid TalkTalk and Post Office staff posing as significant security risks themselves, employees should all adopt a decent password manager that generate complex passwords that are extremely difficult to crack. Meanwhile, managers everywhere must understand the importance of multi-factor authentication in order to prevent unwarranted access to any internet-enabled device."

          Read the full BBC report here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38167453

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