Can I borrow your swipecard?

Can I borrow your swipecard? […so we can add 2,000 new admin accounts to your system] This case involves an accountancy firm based in South East England.  The firm had just lost a big client and as a result had to make some cuts which included letting a few members of staff go. Jamie had […]

Stay calm and (don’t) pay the hackers

Stay calm and (don’t) pay the hackers This social engineering case study highlights how attackers can use curiosity, urgency and fear to manipulate victims into breaking company protocols and get a finance employee to willingly transfer £152,000 into the attackers bank account. Miranda worked in Finance for Troy Ltd.  One morning she received an email with […]

The enthusiastic law student

The enthusiastic law student This case involves a law firm based in the south of England.  The firm was of a reasonable size and, like most law firms, held a lot of very sensitive customer data. One morning one of the solicitors received a Facebook message purporting to be from a young law student.  The […]