Millions of businesses vulnerable to fax-based cyber attack

ComputerWeekly | August 13, 2018

Hackers could exploit security vulnerabilities in fax machines to launch cyber attacks in millions of organisations around the world, researchers warn, underlining the need for cyber resilience.

Ray Rothrock, chairman and CEO of security analytics firm RedSeal, said the Check Point research underlines the need for organisations to focus on resilience.

“We recommend that companies validate their segmentation policies and make sure there’s very limited access to their most valuable assets,” he said. “This isn’t a one-and-done exercise. Companies must remain vigilant, constantly monitoring all possible pathways within and between their network environments so they can quickly isolate a compromised device.