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Social engineering and USB trojans

June 10th, 2006 · No Comments ·
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USB, information security


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I recently read a humorous (but simultaneously sobering) article on Dark Reading about a group of security engineers conducting an IT security audit at a credit union. They scattered 20 trojanized USB thumbdrives around the work area of the credit union. Within a day or so 15 of the USB drives had been plugged in my credit union employees. The 15 USB drives that were used installed covert trojans that then leaked company data out of the corporate network to the security firm.
Read the full story here:
http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=95556&WT.svl=column1_1

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