Capital One Two

Updated: 10/27/2020
Capital One Two

Storyboard Text

  • Today we have a security expert with us.
  • Good Morning Class
  • Good Morning Miss Monique
  • Claps
  • He is going to share with us about cyber security.Please welcome Mr Thompson
  • Good Morning Mr Thompson
  • I'll be sharing with you the importance of keeping your applications safe
  • Good Morning class
  • You are IT students and will soon join the job market you need to know this
  • To begin with I'll use a story. How many have heard of the company Capital One?
  • Whoa! That many people?
  • Well back in 2019. Capital One had a rather unfortunate incident.
  • Capital One faced a massive data breach that affected millions of people.
  • Yes, class the data breach was one of the largest to have ever occurred.
  • Then she came across a peculiar looking web application.
  • A hacker by the name of Paige Thompson was doing her thing. You know, hacking!
  • Anybody wants to guess what was off about it? Well the application had a misconfigured firewall such that it allowed the hacker to execute commands of the server.
  • By executing commands on this server the hacker was able to gain credit informationfor clients who had joined between 2005 and 2019
  • 100 million US citizens and 6 million Canadian citizens were affected.
  • The hacker was later arrested by the FBI but Capital One had to compensate their customers heavily.
  • Claps
  • Moral of the story. Keep your web applications safe.