BBC cyber attack confirms ‘relentless threat’ to online resources, says Eversheds
Liz Fitzsimons, data protection expert at Eversheds, has commented on news that the BBC faced a cyber attack on Christmas Day.
She said: ‘The cyber attack on the BBC on Christmas Day confirms the relentless threat to our online resources and economy and how criminals will try to exploit any perceived weakness or distraction to their advantage.’
According to Fitzsimons, this incident underlines why warning systems and reactions to cyber attacks must continue to operate effectively even on 25 December, when criminals may think they can catch people off guard.
News from Eversheds
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Eversheds
From October 2014, renewable energy projects will compete for a budget of more than £200m a year as part of the first allocation round for the new contracts for difference.
There should be a market investigation into the markets for banking services for SMEs and the supply of personal current accounts, according to the CMA.
Analysis from The Lawyer
A new breed of lawyer is smoothing the path for companies entering emerging or unstable jurisdictions
‘Exotic’ investors and opportunities for legal work beyond M&A feature in The Lawyer’s high-level roundtable debate on south-east Europe