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Mitigating malware

If you’ve been hacked, whether it’s espionage or blackmail, Leo Waldock advises you act quickly to fix the vulnerability – and tell your clients.

In November 2020, I read with interest a blog that discusses the responsible management and disclosure of vulnerabilities. For example, if a company suddenly realised it had manufactured a batch of dialysis machines with ‘admin’ as the default account name and ‘password’ as the password, should it: inform every customer immediately; post the news on Facebook for the world to see; or maintain a stoic silence and hope no one notices?

Leo Waldock is a freelance IT writer