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Windows 7: Government agency compromised by fake Facebook hottie

04 Nov 2013   #1
A Guy

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Government agency compromised by fake Facebook hottie

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Using social media profiles and a photo of a real (and consenting) woman, two hackers fooled a government employer into believing she was an employee, conning them out of a company laptop, network credentials, and more.

They used "her" Facebook and LinkedIn connections to send out holiday cards linked to an attack site, which the government employees visited, and scammed one employee into sending her a work laptop - as well as network access credentials and more, such as SalesForce logins.
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Until Skynet comes online, humans will be the weak point in security

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05 Nov 2013   #2
M1GU31

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Um idk what to say but wow that's is a huge mistake and poor guy most of lost his job. Dam that is too big of a mistake. Still can't believe they used facebook out of all things to convince him and trick him into emailing and sending them information and a laptop.
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05 Nov 2013   #3
A Guy

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I think we've all seen an "attractive girl" show up in a group of mostly male geeks, and have them fawn all over "her". It's exactly why they choose these buxom women. It's human nature, and these guys enjoy the attention from a cute girl

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05 Nov 2013   #4
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I think we've all seen an "attractive girl" show up in a group of mostly male geeks, and have them fawn all over "her". It's exactly why they choose these buxom women. It's human nature, and these guys enjoy the attention from a cute girl

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Not me! Angie has forbidden it I'm happily married, in love with my wife.
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