Thursday, March 28, 2013
Watch that computer behavior--could be a setup
They send around some irresistible kitty picture--such as a cat with a purple mohawk, dubbed Dr Zaius--and see which employees click on it.
This means the employee might click on some cyberattack (presumably by someone other than a punk cat).
It's a gotcha service, one guy said proudly.
New York state did this--sent out a phishing email to see if they could get people to reveal their passwords. Fifteen percent went for it. After being scolded, the next time only 8% did.
One company setting up such stings is PhishMe Inc in Chantilly, VA.
Another thing these so-called "ethical hackers" do is toss around disks or thumb drives marked confidential to see if employees will open them. Sure enough. Then the device snaps a picture of the employee!
They have many other tricks as well.
What a world.