Friday, October 10, 2008

World Bank Computers Are Being HACKED!

The World Bank wants to SEIZE CONTROL of the entire world's banking system, put everyone including the USA under their rules and controls. Well, before we go throw our sovereignty, give up the freedom of self rule that is America, we need to realize that the World Bank's security IS SO BAD that hackers have successfully stolen more private data from them than from any other agency in the world. That's right, their data systems are under seige by hackers! Some of the most sensitive financial data in the entire world has fallen into EVIL HANDS because the World Bank is INCAPABLE of securing its data bases, is INCAPABLE of keeping hackers out of their systems! Even scarier...though they ADMIT to being hacked, though they admit a lot of sensitive stuff has been stolen, they cannot even be sure exactly what HAS BEEN STOLEN!

August 19 Update on Information Security

Date: August 19, 2008 - 04:16

Sponsor: Information Solutions Group

Note: IFC’s information security policies are governed separately and IFC users are not affected.

The Information Security Council (ISC) which governs information security risk management has

been provided with a confidential risk assessment presented by the Office of Information Security and

has discussed the longer term response. In addition to the actions previously endorsed to strengthen

controls both inside the network and at the information security perimeter, the ISC has made the

following decisions:

" Implement a stronger method of authenticating users when they access the Bank's network and

applications from both inside and outside the Bank and to implement it as soon as possible. This

will likely require staff to carry a small device or card with them (like the SecurID now required

for remote access to webmail) and use it in combination with a password. Ideally, in the

medium-term the objective ISC has set is to have one method with one password for logging

into the network whether from the office, home, or travelling using a Bank PC or a non-Bank PC.

" The deadline for all Bank staff to take the online information security awareness course is

brought forward to December 31, 2008. This measure has been taken to ensure that staff

members are aware of the kinds of attempts which may be made to capture their passwords

through fake email and other scams. Please do not open an email attachment or click on an

internet link unless you are certain that it is from a trusted source.

" In the interim, until a stronger method for secure access is implemented, the current practice of

allowing staff to use the same password for all their password-protected applications will be

suspended, and the Password Plus website will be disabled. In addition, all passwords will be

expired every 90 days and the complexity of passwords will be increased.

" Staff will be notified by email when it is time to reset their passwords in the next few weeks.The

specifics of these password changes will be communicated and coordinated by local VPU and

ISG IT teams. Passwords will be changed on a rolling basis and the process will be managed by

local VPU IT teams who will be available to assist staff. You will be notified by an email from

the account ‘ISG Password Change Notification' with instructions when it is time for you

to change your passwords.

As reported in the Information Security updates on July 18 and August 6, an external attempt was made

to compromise the Bank’s information network. Consistent with our procedures, several actions have

been taken to counter this threat, and confidential briefings have been provided to appropriate groups

within the Bank. Actions most visible to end-users have been (a) tightened controls on external

websites, (b) resetting of passwords, and (c) deployment of SecurID for webmail access. As previously

reported in mid-July, we would like to reassure you that there is no evidence that Bank staff personal

information is at risk from the recent external attempts. We appreciate that staff have already changed

their passwords once, and this has strengthened security. However, to continue to strengthen our

security controls, the additional actions noted above are now being taken.

Information security is a continuous process of identifying and responding to new risks and balancing

competing business needs. We ask for your patience and will continue to provide updates on this

security incident.

Co-Chairs of the Information Security Council

Diann Dodd Martin

Director, TRODR

Guy-Pierre De Poerck


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