RSM has urged car dealers across the UK to prioritise enhanced cyber security in response to increasing concern around the number of cyber-attacks across the sector.
Its advice comes just weeks after AM100 PLC Pendragon revealed that it had become motor retail’s latest victim to hackers, with reports suggesting the car retail group had been issues with a $60 million (£53m) ransom demand.
While The Times reported that Pendragon had remained defiant, refusing to take part in discussions about payment and instead taking steps to ramp-up the protection of its IT systems, RSM points out that car retailers need to minimise their vulnerability to attacks.
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