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How I Would Hack Your Network (If I Woke Up Evil)
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nosmo_king
nosmo_king,
User Rank: Strategist
1/27/2017 | 9:31:53 AM
Faster and easier
I find that tossing a few carefully crafted USB sticks into the executive parking lot is easier, cheaper and more effective.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
1/28/2017 | 10:58:46 AM
Re: Faster and easier
@nosmo: Well, sure, that's phishing too -- just a more "physical" type of phishing, compared to email phishing.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
1/28/2017 | 11:02:25 AM
%
The 20-30% figure isn't surprising.  At an MIT event I went to not too long ago, one presenter talked about an email sent organization-wide that said something to the effect of: "This is a phishing email.  It is fake.  Do not click on this link" -- and found that 10% of the recipients STILL clicked the link.

One C-suite executive who clicked on the link's response when asked why he clicked it: "I wanted to see what would happen."
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2017 | 12:42:46 PM
Nature of attacks
The nature of attacks are two folds in my view. One you trick the user so you can get a privilege access to the system and another one you know a back door that most others do not. Government sponsored ones are more likely they have a back door to the systems. System vulnerabilities are not the main paths for the attacks.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2017 | 12:43:53 PM
Re: Faster and easier
Not only executive but for everyine, we will all wonder what we have in a lost and found flash drive.

 
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2017 | 12:45:09 PM
Re: Faster and easier
"Well, sure, that's phishing too ..."

True, just tricking users to do something that they are not normally do. Clever.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2017 | 12:47:05 PM
Re: %
"Do not click on this link" -- and found that 10% of the recipients STILL clicked the link. "

I wonder, the reason they would click because of the question in their mind: "why would I get a link not to click?"
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2017 | 12:47:23 PM
Source of attacks
Now that security attacks created a new industry I suspect that lots of security firms are behind of lots of those attacks to sell their products. I do not have a proof for it, it is just my guess. 
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2017 | 12:48:24 PM
Re: %
"I wanted to see what would happen."

I see their reasoning. There should be second level protection. I should be able to click the link and still be protected.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2017 | 12:48:51 PM
AV vs. DDOD or social engineering
Agree with the article, AV is an outdated strategy, nobody spends time to write a virus, there is more exciting ways of doing impact such as DDOD and social engineering.

 
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