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Toro Rosso backer surprised by lack of cyber attacks in F1

  • Published on 15 Dec 2016 15:25
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Toro Rosso sponsor Acronis has said that he is shocked by the lack of cyber attacks in Formula One.

Speaking to respected F1 correspondent James Allen, Beloussoz said that the lack of security concerns in modern F1 is surprising.

"I am surprised there are very little security concerns in Formula One, so somehow I guess Formula One is not a big target, for now," he said. "It is surprising for me because I am very familiar with the underworld of computer security and everybody is a target. For example, us, we get security attacks every day [as do] Microsoft, Google, anybody."

"It is relatively easy to attack sensors (on cars)," he revealed. "I technically and mechanically understand how to do it and I’m surprised that nobody hacks in. I’m on the white side of this, but I think it will be a concern and there are definitely [needs for] encryption and protection of data to make it better for Toro Rosso and hopefully for other teams."

But protecting their networks and protecting their systems, I think that should also be a concern [for the teams] and it is not right now," Beloussov added.

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    can you guess from where is this a... hole?

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    • Dec 15 2016 - 17:13

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