Norm Smith Medallist
- Oct 29, 2017
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
I work under the umbrella of one of the Big 4. Our cyber security people send out bait emails to test staff every few weeks/month, and a few months back the stats got leaked throughout the bank in an excel spreadsheet, with every single colleague's results. It is genuinely astounding how stupid some of the older staff can be. The majority of large cyber attacks these days start with simple phishing emails. One of the best ones I saw was a shitty ad for back to school gear, rife with spelling errors, that caught out so many people.One of my friends works in cyber security. He told me a story from 4 years ago. It took a junior programmer under 24 seconds to hack into one of the big 4 banks. Less than 30 minutes to break into all big 4 banks and under an hour to break into the government systems.
Things have got much better since then but there is a long way to go.
Add to that the fact that some of the core banking systems sit within databases designed 2 decades ago, and there are complex spiderwebs of systems passing information between each other, and it creates huge vulnerabilities. I can completely believe what you said about the junior programmer