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CareerBuilder Attack Sends Malware-Rigged Resumes To Businesses
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5/4/2015 | 4:31:36 AM
An Open Book
An interesting point is raised here, that much is learned about a company's tech through the job requirements in role postings. This is in fact how I have generally prepared for interviews in the past. First, I found tech companies that had the most infrastructure information to be had from their job postings. I then created an architecture document based upon this information, a rough draft. Then I identified as many engineers and other technical staff as possible by full name, and tracked down their resumes, Twitter or similar social media accounts, and collected links of every forum any of these staff had asked questions, or mailing lists where a dialog was in progress regarding tech questions, etc.

From all this information, I could build a fairly complete document outlining the network and build infrastructure out of my initial rough draft, the languages and related tools used, and a geographical map of offices and datacenters. With all this information compiled, I then assembled prep materials - anything from datacenter hardware manuals to software tool handbooks. I wrote a 50-100 page run book with all the knowledge I wanted to make sure I had ready for accessing during the interview process and also had anecdotal data ready to present that was prompt material, or questions and stories that would reveal more information and answer questions for me through the interviewers rather than me having to answer the questions.

These are all techniques that can be used by malicious parties to prep for a custom coding session to better target victims, and even better compose emails that are most likely to put the the reader at ease long enough to deliver a payload.
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5/4/2015 | 2:02:12 PM
Re: An Open Book
I tip my cap to you...That's an extremely indepth process for interviews. But it just strengthens the point that by being thorough you can compile enough information to tip the scales in your favor whether it be for malicious or genuine intent.


Also, hope you got those jobs with that amount of proactive leg work...To not get them would be a gigantic let down.


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