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New Webinar: The "Anonymous" Bank Hack: Lessons to Learn and Actions to Take

Monday, February 25, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Thacher
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On Monday, February 4, the world learned of a large-scale data breach involving approximately 4,600 bank executives. The hacktivist group, known as "Anonymous”, claimed responsibility for this incident and posted data publicly on the Internet. It has since been confirmed that the publicized information was obtained from the Federal Reserve’s Emergency Communications System (ECS).

Included in this breach was not only public bank and executive information, but sensitive information including cell and home phone numbers, user accounts, hashed passwords with salts, bank and personal email addresses, and external IP addresses. What does this mean for the institutions that were included on this list? What does this mean for financial institution information security in general?

This important webinar, scheduled for Thursday, March 7 will address these questions and provide some additional details about the breach and why this hack is more important than you may realize.

What You Will Learn:
  • What happened during the breach? What does it mean globally?
  • Who is "Anonymous”?
  • Statistics about the breach
  • Why did they do it?
  • What does it mean for you and your credit union?
  • What immediate steps should you take now to protect your financial institution?

This informative session is designed for presidents, operations executives, IT security officers, IT managers, IT committee members, compliance officers, risk managers, and others who want to fully understand the implications of this security breach.

Attendance verification for CE credits provided upon request.