An Irish report on the vulnerability of a security system used to manage online payments has raised questions about the country’s response to the risk.
The report, by the Irish Institute of Technology’s Digital Security Centre, has raised concerns about the government’s handling of the threat, with many believing that the country is waiting until a “real crisis” to take action.
The TikTok vulnerability allows attackers to control a website, with access to credit card information, and then steal payment information and the user’s password, according to the report.
It is not known how widespread the vulnerability is.
The Irish government has been asked to prepare a response to it by the end of the year.
The Department of Finance declined to comment.