Police Chief Issues Cyber Attack Warning

Here’s a thought: who’s been keeping all those device in abandoned offices up to date? Before you re-open, as well as cleaning & disinfecting the office you’ll need to do the same for the IT infrastructure…:

[…] Addressing the Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG), Chief Constable Peter Goodman, said:

“One of our concerns in the UK is the number of businesses that have been abandoned during the last seven weeks.

“I don’t mean that in an irresponsible way, because people have not been able to go to work, they have not been able to see what is going on in their digital space at work as effectively, because IT specialists have been off, cyber security specialists have been off, whole premises have been closed down.

“We are just a bit concerned about what people might get back to when they do finally get back to work permanently.

“We are preparing ourselves for businesses asking for more from us over the next few months as they do start getting back to some form of normality.

“Because unfortunately some may have locked the front door but have forgotten to close the back door as they left. We do anticipate that there may be some malware sitting on people’s systems as they get back to work.”

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