Never mind celebs' saucy snaps, it's commerce that's really exposed to hackers

MT CYBERSECURITY WEEK, in association with Blackthorn: Don't be deceived by all those 'personal' selfies half-inched from the cloud - businesses, not celebrities, are hackers' dream targets.

by Andrew Saunders
Last Updated: 29 Apr 2015

Hardly a week goes by without news of yet another high-profile personality having pictures or data that they would much rather keep to themselves, pinched from the cloud and plastered all over terra firma (or at least the internet) by some hairy-palmed hackers.

But while it’s the J-Law’s and Ri-Ri’s who get all the publicity, the truth is that most of the hackers out there are much more interested in money than fame. So if your business holds customer data or bank or payment details info - and these days whose doesn't? - then you are a target.

You might even have been hacked already and not know it, says James Nunn-Price, head of UK Cybersecurity at consultants Deloitte.

What to do? Watch his video interview to find out:

Want to know more? Visit MT's Cyber-Risk hub, in association with Blackthorn.

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