The new targets for cyber crime
Organised gangs targetting transport sector.
Trains and boats and planes – the new targets for cyber crime
By Stuart Poole-Robb
Organised Criminal Gangs (OCGs) are now conducting a rapidly growing number of increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks on all major forms of transport – primarily air travel, shipping and trains.
The UK rail network, for example, is currently undergoing improvements and modifications. Unfortunately, this involves enhancing the network’s electronic communications system, often without giving sufficient thought to safeguarding their network as any improved openness and efficiency must be counterbalanced by a thorough cyber security health check.
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