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Hack-and-Patch Dispatch Number 326 from the Cyber Secure Institute: Financial Systems Remain Unacceptably and Unnecessarily Vulnerable!
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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Rob Housman, Executive Director of the Cyber Secure Institute, a research and advocacy firm released this statement:
“Two recent breaches highlight the insecurity of the financial markets and banking systems that we all rely on.
“On March 18, 2009, a harmful cyber-attack was discovered that affected Diebold ATM machines. A Trojan had been implanted into the windows-based operating systems of the machines, and opened up users to a whole host of threats including unauthorized access to their private information such as their accounts as well as the threat of stolen PIN numbers and funds.
“There are also new reports that 'The Analyzer', who was arrested last year in Canada for stealing $1.5 million from Canadian banks, also allegedly hacked two U.S. banks, a credit card and debit card firm, and a payment processor firm. The attacks have led to at least $10 million in losses to date.
“What is most disturbing is that these types of attacks are now entirely preventable. There are now inherently secure cyber-technologies, such as those offered by INTEGRITY Global Security, one of our member companies, which are certified as capable of withstanding these types of attacks.
“The financial sector needs to replace at risk, hack and patch technologies with inherently secure systems.”
For more information on the Cyber Secure Institute: http://cybersecureinstitute.org/