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RetiredUser,
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7/31/2017 | 2:37:43 PM
Re: Lone wolves turned pack of wolves
These are exactly the types of teams I have always encouraged use of, especially in offensive security situations.  The law is difficult when you are trying to protect data that is under attack, and passive security is no longer an option.  Our government certainly engages teams like this when dealing with the more problematic foreign actors targeting our infrastructure, for instance.  In order to keep teams like this on the right side of the law, we need to get laws changed and moved into the modern era.  We could be doing so much better as a technical leader in the world if we had more freedom in how we combat cybercrime.  Packs like this could turn the tide if used right.
Marilyn Cohodas
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2/21/2014 | 4:24:33 PM
Re: Lone wolves turned pack of wolves
In this case, we  can only hope that the mission is truly impossible.
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2/20/2014 | 6:40:43 PM
Re: Lone wolves turned pack of wolves
The packs appear to form as a cooperative - each member brings certain skills/hacks to the table. They also tend to be "ad hoc" associations - brought together for a particular hit. Like a "mission impossible" team, as an example.
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2/20/2014 | 6:38:09 PM
Re: Cost
Not much. I'd expect less than $10K for that. Depending on the grade - could be worth it...
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Lorna Garey,
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2/20/2014 | 1:23:43 PM
Cost
So, what does it cost to hire one of these packs, just as a ballpark? Say I wanted to get a, shall we say, less than stellar grade on a college transcript changed -- hypothetically, or course :-D
Marilyn Cohodas
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2/20/2014 | 11:21:57 AM
Lone wolves turned pack of wolves
Dave, I suppose that its a natural progression that lone wolves, as they age, turn into packs that prey on sites through malware exploits. Curious about the nature of these packs. Are they organized or just randomly pick their targets? Does a pack mentality work against them, in terms of remaining under law enforcements radar? Interesting post. Thanks.

 

 


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