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Sky customer’s data might be vulnerable to cyberattacks


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Last Updated on 24/11/2021 by Nidhi Khandelwal

According to analysts, a “serious” security issue affecting over six million Sky routers exposed customers to hackers for more than 17 months.

According to internet security firm Pen Test Partners, users of Sky routers were vulnerable to hacking and online attacks for well over a year as a result of the security flaw.

If hackers hadn’t updated the router’s default admin password, they could have had access to Sky router customers’ passwords and personal information.

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Raf Fini, a researcher from Pen Test Partners, uncovered the issue. Mr Fini’s colleague Ken Munro told ITV News that a cyber attacker could access “everything” people did on their home Wi-Fi.

He said that hackers may have accessed a Sky router user’s “internet life.”

Mr Munro claimed that it took Sky “too long” to remedy the problem after it was discovered, leaving users vulnerable for longer than they should have been.

Sky was warned about the problem in May 2020, according to Pen Test Partners. Sky acknowledged the issue, but it took until October 2021, 17 months and 11 days later, for Sky to announce that 99 percent of all impacted routers had been updated.

In response to the security difficulties, Sky told ITV News that as soon as they got aware of the situation, they began working on a remedy.

Nidhi Khandelwal
Nidhi Khandelwal
Nidhi is a tech news/research contributor at TheDigitalHacker. She publishes about techno geopolitics, privacy, and data breach.
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