Thursday, September 17, 2015

Security Experts Think That They Have Found An Attractive Girl On The Internet - Hilarity Ensues

We The Mighty - This white-hat hacker catfished a bunch of defense information security experts -



One day Thomas Ryan, who worked as a white-hat hacker and cyber security analyst, created an entire social media background and history for Robin Sage, an attractive 25-year-old girl who claimed to be a cyber threat analyst at the Naval Network Warfare Command in Norfolk, Virginia.
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“Robin” had great credentials for a 25-year-old woman. She was a graduate of MIT with a decade of experience in cybersecurity, and she knew how to network very effectively.
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Robin added 300 friends from places like military intelligence, defense contractors, and other security specialists. She also connected on LinkedIn with people working for a former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and at the National Reconnaissance Office, the U.S. spy satellite agency. The most vital information was leaked through LinkedIn.
I like to think I would have picked up on  the discrepancies, but lets be honest, I am an old, fat, less than attractive, somewhat less than intelligent male.  I would have been on that like stink on shit. 

"Nuclear Launch Codes? Sure here ya go."  

OK, I'm joking I take security at work seriously, and if this woman just started chatting me up out of the blue the first thing I am thinking is yeah she is probably a scammer of some sort, but on the other hand if I look at her friends list and see a lot of names I recognize I admit my guard would go down. The most serious issue here is how much information "she" was able to glean from social media profiles.  I may need to go back and review a lot of  my accounts for potential exposures.

And yes I did realize this happened back in 2009 / 2010 but the article was just published today.

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