NatGeo Abu Dhabi shared a 12-minute episode on how two white hackers have been in a position to infiltrate three branches of a Lebanese outstanding financial institution and compromise their safety. Not solely have been the hackers able to convincing financial institution staff that they have been from the HQ, however they have been even given entry to the server room in one of many branches, which is fairly scary.
That is undoubtedly a great observe for any financial institution or firm however I discover it bizarre that USB is enabled for department staff. Normally, it’s a skinny shopper that’s linked to the core accounting software program and that has the whole lot disabled on it. Furthermore, even when they hacked into the system, I’m probably not positive how they’ll presumably steal tens of millions from the shoppers, particularly when it’s not possible to switch funds to a overseas account or perhaps a totally different native financial institution’s account for that sake.
The report additionally mentions that they hacked into 300 wi-fi units belonging to the financial institution staff however didn’t clarify how. Was it via a WIFI connection? As a result of branches don’t normally have an web connection for workers so far as I do know.
Nonetheless, it is a main safety breach and I’m glad the financial institution took the required measures, or not less than we are going to by no means know till the hackers come again with a brand new episode