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IDG Contributor Network: Fake attack by insider tries to fool company

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Aug 22, 2016.

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    Even during August’s holiday season, if you type ‘hacktivists’ in Google News – just for the last week you will get more than 300 news reports mentioning attacks conducted by famous hacktivists and hacking groups. However, not all of them are actually launched by the original “brand” owners.

    Several weeks ago, a financial company contacted High-Tech Bridge (Disclosure: I founded High-Tech Bridge) to investigate a web security incident, allegedly committed by a famous hacktivist group. One of the company’s web portals was lightly defaced (using its admin panel functionality) with insulting slogans, criticizing the company for globalization.

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