What the Santander and TicketMaster hacks teach us.

Whilst the exact cause of the hacks has not been released officially, there are a number of clues from press releases that hint at the causes. Unfortunately, it is the same old, same old. Hackers took advantage of long known about weaknesses and ones that can be easily addressed. They were poor leavers process, too high a privilege for internal users and finally poor shared security model.