Interesting article talks about the 2008 cyberattack against a Turkish oil pipeline:
For western intelligence agencies, the blowout was a watershed event. Hackers had shut down alarms, cut off communications and super-pressurized the crude oil in the line, according to four people familiar with the incident who asked not to be identified because details of the investigation are confidential. The main weapon at valve station 30 on Aug. 5, 2008, was a keyboard.
Kurdish separatists in Turkey claimed that they did it. The whole article is worth reading.
Posted on December 23, 2014 at 7:02 AM •
This is a pretty scary criminal tactic from Turkey. Burglars dress up as doctors, and ring doorbells handing out pills under some pretense or another. They’re actually powerful sedatives, and when people take them they pass out, and the burglars can ransack the house.
According to the article, when the police tried the same trick with placebos, they got an 86% compliance rate.
Kind of like a real-world version of those fake anti-virus programs that actually contain malware.
Posted on May 13, 2011 at 7:11 AM •
Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.