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Media Outlet Gets Hacked (On Purpose)

It only took an embroidered hat and polo shirt for Trustwave’s Senior Security Consultant Philip Pieterse to gain access to a media outlet’s offices, systems and private data. Posing as a telecommunications engineer, Pieterse walked into an office full of people, sat down at the Managing Director’s desk and downloaded a sensitive file. The Managing Director’s colleagues noticed Pieterse but didn’t say anything because they didn’t want to cause a stir.

The Wall Street Journal: Companies Hire Ethical Hackers to Dupe Employees; Crutches as Props

In a front page story in today’s Wall Street Journal, Trustwave’s Practice Manager for Physical Security and Social Engineering Ryan Jones discusses tactics ethical hackers use to demonstrate to companies how cybercriminals may break into their systems. Jones has more than 15 years of experience in network and physical security. In the story, which also includes a photograph of Jones in one of his many undercover uniforms, Jones reveals how he has successfully gained access to data centers, warehouses and executive suites.