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Royal Security Fail: 'May I Speak To Kate?'
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PJS880
PJS880,
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12/17/2012 | 4:27:28 PM
re: Royal Security Fail: 'May I Speak To Kate?'
It was a very foolish prank but it did prove that the hospital; was not trained properly. That is not the nurse's fault she did not do anything wrong in my opinion. Social engineering attacks are just that they prey on human behaviors and that is all this was. It a an elaborate social engineering skit for entertainment purposes. Did the DJ know that what they were doing was 'hacking' probably not, and thought it was just that a prank call. Hopefully the hospital will use this information and properly train their staff so as this dopes not happen again.

Paul Sprague
InformationWeek Contributor
jaysimmons
jaysimmons,
User Rank: Apprentice
12/13/2012 | 7:19:54 PM
re: Royal Security Fail: 'May I Speak To Kate?'
I agree with Paul CerratoGs comment: You canGt blame others for having poorly trained staff or allowing such a low-level setup to work. At the end of the day, everyone that has access to patient information should be trained on how to handle such information.

Jay Simmons Information
Week Contributor
pcerrato10
pcerrato10,
User Rank: Apprentice
12/7/2012 | 6:36:34 PM
re: Royal Security Fail: 'May I Speak To Kate?'
"Our nurses are caring and professional, and not used to coping with this sort of journalistic trickery." What a poor excuse.

The author has a point. The hospital should be training staffers to spot tricksters like this.

Paul Cerrato
Editor
InformationWeek Healthcare


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