CYBER 24 episode 53: An entire country gets hacked

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Sometimes you read something and just can’t believe it. Sometimes the numbers involved in cyber breaches are just overwhelming. And then there’s this one. 

The entire country of Ecuador got hacked. Not it’s biggest bank. Not its largest company. Nope. A database that had staggering amounts of data on, essentially, everyone in the entire country. 

On this week’s episode of CYBER24, we talk about what happened, how it happened and generally marvel about how something like this could happen at all. Plus we talk about how it could be a wake-up call for you and your organization. 

We also continue our conversation with our expert panel about ransomware. They weigh in on the difference in cost between prevention and recovery. 



Dan Schuyler – VLCM

Paul Whittier – Sophos

Matt Sorensen – Secuvant

Anthony Booyse – Sophos

Articles reference in this episode

The Hill – Report finds majority of 2019 ransomware attacks have targeted state and local governments

Forbes – Personal Data From Entire 16.6M Population Of Ecuador Leaked Online