SMART phones, watches, televisions, and fitness trackers could be targeted by cyber criminals seeking to hold users to ransom over their personal data, cyber security chiefs have warned. The rise of internet-connected devices gives attackers more opportunity to deploy their increasingly “aggressive” and “confrontational” tactics, says a joint report from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA). It highlights the huge amount of personal information on consumer gadgets which could be exploited by criminals seeking to commit extortion or fraud.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Express