"Hacking" these days - purpose?

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at seacom.com
Mon Dec 14 16:48:59 UTC 2020

On 12/14/20 18:38, David Bass wrote:

> It becomes more clear when you think about the options out there, and 
> get a little creative.  Now a days it’s definitely chess that’s being 
> played.

You're right, it really doesn't take much. Preying on humanity can yield 
great results.

One that has started springing up in my neck of the woods - to simplify 
car-jacking) - is to obtain a list of customers that subscribe to a 
vehicle tracking service. The thugs will then call a customer, claiming 
their tracking device is faulty and needs to be checked physically. The 
thugs will come to your home or office, tell you that in order to 
finalize the fix, they need to test drive your car. And boom, that's 
your car gone!

The hacking, now, IMHO, is to obtain user information to profile who is 
exploitable, and how. After that, low-tech rules.


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