It Took a Specialist Less Than Half an Hour to Hack Into a Superyacht

By Ian Prasad Philbrick

As a rule, superyacht owners are not a group that inspires a lot of pity. But this scenario truly does seem scary: While at sea, hackers located miles away take control of your 100-foot, $275 million superyacht’s poorly secured Wi-Fi network.

The break-in grants them access to your banking information, emails, and potentially compromising pictures featuring your high-profile guests. It even permits them to rejigger the ship’s navigational systems and sail it off course.

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