SecurityThing – Wifi Hack Five Guys Burgers: [02/14/2019]
It’s another It’s a Security Thing Thursday. Craig talked about how the bad guys can hack through using Wi Fi as they did to Five Guys burgers.
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Airing date: 02/14/2019
Wi Fi Hack Five Guys Burgers
Craig Peterson 0:00
Hey, good morning everybody. It is a cyber security week. So it’s a perfect week to have yet another cyber security thing. And that’s what we’re going to do right now. Talk about one of the things that has happened recently out there in the world that’s really caused some cyber security anxiety. And we’re going to start by talking a little bit about something that happened to Five Guys. Now, do you like Five Guys? I think, you know, they’re my favorite burger place by far. There’s no question about that night. I think that they understand burgers, but according to the California Attorney General’s office, they received a letter from Five Guys which by the way you have to do if you have a breach and you have any customers in California. So if you have a breach and you’re in New Hampshire as a business and you have one customer in California,
you should check the law here because in sometimes it’s a hundred customers. Sometimes it’s more or less. Varies from state to state. Isn’t that fun?
But they informed them that the name, date of birth, social security number, address, higher date, termination date, and 401k contribution information had been stolen and it was affecting their employees. Now, they didn’t say exactly how many employees were affected, but the company gave them a complimentary one year membership to Experian’s identity works service. Yeah, Experian. I love them too. So keep that in mind. In this case, it said that it did happen because of one employee and that’s all it takes. An investigation into the matter determined that an employee’s inbox contained messages or attachments that had all that information in it. So have you ever sent for instance W2 information via email to someone else in the company? 1099 information, HR information via email? Well apparently the bad guys hacked their way into this email. Now, there’s a lot of ways that they could have done it. One of them is via Wi Fi, and monitoring the Wi Fi. So let’s say an employee is over at an airport, they’re traveling, they connect to the airports Wi Fi system and they now access their email. There’s a good chance a bad guy could be monitoring, could be fooling the email system and gaining access. I don’t know that this is what happened to Five Guys that might be but when that happens, they have access to your email which means any of this type of private identifiable information could be stolen as well as bank account numbers etc etc.
So keep that in mind and also this week I talked all about Wi Fi and how to secure and how to use it when you’re on the road that was on Monday. I have a special video up that you can access but you have to go to http://CraigPeterson.com and these videos these training videos it’s all about the training I got hours that I did and posted this week all about the training you will find at http://CraigPeterson.com. But you only have a couple of days left before that training is taken down because I really want to motivate motivate you guys you got to get off of your collective butts and get it done. And those people who already watched the training and let me know how much you appreciate it. Hey, I appreciate the great feedback.
So http://CraigPeterson.com. Don’t let you or your business get nailed by one of these Wi Fi vulnerabilities and I’ve got all the training for you all for free so you don’t have any excuses anymore. Take care. Talk to you tomorrow.