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December 27, 2007, 10:50 pm
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It was and article a few years ago, I think within the last 10 years,
from someone describing how he had been given a contract to test the
security of an organisation. The people who gave him the contract
thought he was going to try to hack in but instead he used social
engineering to get inside the building and visited a number of
computers, gaining id cards and passwords as he went. The usual thing,
except he was describing his whole process, who he talked to, what he
got out of them etc. I believe he actually got access to the computers
of the head of security and the IT section. One person actually
questioned him and he got past that person by owning up, saying he was
testing security and this staff had passed, whereupon the staff gave him
an extra useful step (I can't remember what, maybe access to the server
room or the managers office or something). I belive he left notes
behind? and took photos. The organisation wasn't named, I think mainly
out of shame, and the tester was not popular with management because he
used tactics they weren't expecting and he showed up all their flaws.
Anyone else know this article?
Re: Article from a few years ago
I did a search of the last seven years a.c.s. messages
in my database for 'Social Engineering'
The only entry of any interest was a book review by Bob
Slade of the Kevin Mitnic book:
The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
Amazon have one copy left.
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