Cyber security expert issues dire warning over vulnerability of key infrastructure

Alarming claims from security expert.

Deborah Snow

Data theft and cybercrime is a major source of funding for Islamic State which is likely to have secretly planted insiders “around the world” in positions where critical data could be extracted and exploited, a leading cyber security expert has warned.
And society’s increasing dependence on the “internet of things” means a criminal or terrorist group could already have infiltrated and planted “malware”, or malicious software, governing key infrastructure, just waiting for the right time to activate it.
The alarming warnings came from Washington-based Dr Jim Kent, a former UK police computer forensics expert who heads security and intelligence for Australian data investigation company Nuix.
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