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24.11.2017

Hackers broke into the systems of a supplier to the royal family

Loake Shoes British manufacturer of exclusive shoes – reported that it fell victim to a hacker attack. Unknown criminals managed to compromise the email server and steal unannounced number of customers’ addresses. This news can be considered quite unpleasant on its own, considering that there are many extremely influential and wealthy people among Loake Shoes’ clients. Suffice to say that the company supplies to the British royal family.

What might be even more unpleasant, however, it the fact that Loake Shoes demonstrated striking poverty in the knowledge of cybersecurity issues. Company’s statement reads that it suffered an attack “similar in nature to that, which was suffered by the NHS (National Health Service) a few months ago”. However, it is well known that the NHS was one of the main victims of the WannaCry ransomware in May this year. It’s also not a secret that WannaCry encrypts files in the system and doesn’t steal email addresses. Cybersecurity experts believe that such an ignorant statement might hurt Loake Shoes even more than the cyber attack itself.


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Hackers broke into the systems of a supplier to the royal family