Cybercrime on the high seas: the new threat facing billionaire superyacht owners

Buyers at London superyacht conference shown the ease with which hackers can take control of vessels – and even procure private photos

Within a few hours of mooring up and opening his laptop, Campbell Murray had taken complete control of a nearby multimillion-dollar superyacht.

He could easily have sailed it – and its super rich owner – off into the sunset. “We had control of the satellite communications,” said Murray, an IT specialist. “We had control of the telephone system, the Wi-Fi, the navigation … And we could wipe the data to erase any evidence of what we had done.”

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Source: The Guardian