Toronto Film Fest Ups Cybersecurity Over New Hacking Threat

September 6, 2017Article
The Hollywood Reporter

After the disruption of Sundance, culture events like TIFF are now on high alert for attacks possibly motivated by "a personal or political grudge."

Following the January cyberattack that brought down Sundance's box office and crippled Park City Wi-Fi access for several days, Toronto organizers are facing the grim reality that festivals have become just as attractive a target as studios and networks.

"Think of all the possible motivations for people bringing down a festival," says Tim Toohey, who heads the cybersecurity practice at Hollywood law firm Greenberg Glusker. "They could want to get access to the intellectual property. They may have a personal or political grudge."

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