Sometimes, saving money can cost you money (like $81 million)… Apparently the hackers who made off with millions from the Central Bank of Bangladesh had some help from the bank’s IT department, who decided to save money by foregoing firewalls and purchasing used routers that could not segregate private from public traffic. My new favorite information security quote of all time was in this article:
A firewall would have made attempts to hack the bank more “difficult” Mohammad Shah Alam, a forensic investigator who works on the Bangladesh team investigating the theft, told Reuters.
Yes. Yes it would. Can’t get anything past this guy.