Chemical giant foils infected USB stick espionage bid

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by tgell, Jul 11, 2012.

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  1. tgell

    tgell Registered Member

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    An ingenious way of distributing malware. Infect a few USB keys and throw them around hoping somebody with pick them up and connect them to their computers.

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  2. gerardwil

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    From time to time this is done by security firms as well (usb-sticks in offices and parkings etc.) to test employees to not use them into company pc's.
     
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    Just a bit silly to leave only usb sticks lying around.
    It be smarter to leave them in a (plastc) bag along with f.i. a recent HR report (from the company targeted), a small wallet with some change and a (fake sportclub/library) membership card or a keychain/keyring with an usb stick attached etc.
    At least something less conspicuous than just an usb stick.
     
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    Actually if they had just left them in a box with a sign that said "Free USB drive" people probably would have just taken them. o_O
     
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