Data Seepage: How to Give Attackers a Roadmap to Your Network
by HNS - Thursday, 14 June 2007.
At Black Hat Europe we met with Robert Graham and David Maynor, the CEO and CTO of Errata Security. In this video they talk about how the days of widespread internet attacks are long gone. What's more popular now are more directed or targeted attacks using a variety of different methods. This is where data seepage comes in. Unbeknownst to a lot of mobile professional's laptops, PDAs, even cell phones can be literally bleeding information about a company's internal network. All this information can be used by an attacker to make attacks more accurate with a higher likelihood of success.
The IRS has revealed more details about an attack it suffered last month, mounted by unknown individuals with the aim to file fraudulent tax returns and funnel the returned money to their own bank accounts.