Real-World Social Engineering Crime
Late on Monday, two thieves used a swipe card to drive a van up to Easynet's Brick Lane headquarters. Once inside they began loading equipment into their van. They were watched by two security guards -- one was doing his rounds and the other watched by CCTV -- but both assumed the thieves, with their legitimate swipe cards also had a legitimate reason to take the kit, according to our sources.
EDITED TO ADD (11/25): Here's another story (link in Turkish). The police receive an anonymous emergency call from someone claiming to have planted an explosive in the Haydarpasa Numune Hospital. They evaculate the hospital (100 patients plus doctors, staff, visitors, etc.) and search the place for two hours. They find nothing. When patients and visitors return, they realize that their valuables were stolen.
Posted on October 24, 2006 at 2:13 PM • 37 Comments