Hacking McDonald’s and EA? What’s the world come to?

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Ranson Burkette & Tony Anscombe | Season 4 Episode 6

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Last week McDonald’s and Electronic Arts revealed they were the latest victims of cyberattacks and they likely won’t be the last. Especially after a massive leak of 8.4 billion passwords on the Dark Web. With a whopping $350 million in ransomware payments in 2019, this year is already poised to surpass that.  What does hacking a video game maker and the largest fast-food burger chain have in common? What are the criminals after? What can businesses do now so they don’t end up in the headlines. Find out on this week’s episode of Speakeasy Security. 


Colonial Hack/Passwords and Old VPN account: https://www.cpomagazine.com/cyber-security/colonial-pipeline-hack-connected-to-password-leak-of-8-4-billion-accounts-attackers-got-in-via-an-old-vpn-account/ 

McDonalds: https://www.reuters.com/technology/mcdonalds-hit-by-data-breach-south-korea-taiwan-wsj-2021-06-11/  

EA: https://www.vice.com/en/article/wx5xpx/hackers-steal-data-electronic-arts-ea-fifa-source-code 

ESET Cybersecurity Awareness Training: https://www.eset.com/us/cybertraining/