Sam is a University of Kent PhD Student researching refinements of the Spectre and Meltdown hardware exploits. He is also a Member of the Institute of Cyber Security for Society Research Group at the University of Kent. He previously worked for HSBC's Hong Kong branch in Mobile Application Development and now works for ProPrivacy providing cybersecurity expertise.
'Sky have undoubtedly put their consumers at risk by taking so long to effectively respond to the disclosure of an exploit on their routers, having taken almost a year to even begin patching the affected devices. During that time, anyone with the requisite knowledge could have taken advantage of this exploit to access a Sky customer's internal network remotely. Once that happens, a hacker can basically do what they like'6 December 2021