Thursday, December 21, 2017

My Scotiabank Report to the OPCC is submitted.

So, as many people know, I've been communicating with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada about the ongoing abysmal cybersecurity farce at Scotiabank (codenamed "Project EaglePuff"). 

During a recent communication with that office, I agreed that I would consider possibly documenting some of the evidence behind what I know, to help the government grasp the magnitude of the Scotiabank cybersecurity problem and do my part to protect the general public from what these clowns at the bank are doing. That report was completed and submitted last night. It's 40 pages long, which is longer than I had anticipated.  

As you can guess, being a customer of Scotiabank has long tarnished my view of the organisation. Years of having to fight tooth and nail for a resolution to every single issue means I got tired, and for years have just let stuff slide into the black-hole of customer service oblivion at the bank. 

However, my patience only goes so far.  Years of having the bank continually try to screw me over, and dealing with arrogant people who don't give two hoots eventually got to me.  

When I realised the link between the Visa card leaks, the corporate account leaks, how the cloud was compromised, how I could hand the RCMP the SOA key, and why paying my mortgage is so damn difficult for the bank to fix, I concluded that whilst the bank will probably continue to soldier on in it's usual fashion, as one single person I could finally make a difference to help millions of others.

Here's the first page of the synopsis:

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Here's the continuing page of the synopsis:

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As you can see, it's not exactly a good tone.  However, it does give the Government plenty of ammo regarding foul-ups across three countries, and a multitude of organisations.

This is a two part operation; The OPCC report to the government is the first part, and is effectively loading gunpowder into the cannon.  Part two (the cannonball) is being organised right now.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Israeli Cybersecurity To Save Scotiabank?

Apparently, a company that can't secure their own Wordpress site are going to be the saviour of Scotiabank's cybersecurity.

Also, I've had a long chat with the Canadian Government...

Friday, December 8, 2017

I bought a Christmas Octopus at Starbucks

In this vlog, I talk about my trip to Starbucks and how I bought a Christmas Octopus there. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Scotiabank is also using Israeli Cybersecurity

Yesterday, it came to light that Scotiabank is copying TD and teaming up with Israeli talent to do cybersecurity.

I'm keeping my eye on this closely, given how atrocious Scotiabank currently manages 3rd parties.

Monday, December 4, 2017

The second annual review of Scotiabank's IT security.

It's that time of year again.

Here's the second annual highlights, showcasing how truly ridiculous IT security got at Scotiabank this year.