Tales from the road: Think before you speak

Tales from the road: Think before you speak

I recently went for a meeting at a company’s office. This company had a few floors in a shared office building. Due to a large amount of black coffee being consumed during the lengthy meeting I needed to find the ladies room before departing. Thankfully there was one...
Simone – A social media investigation

Simone – A social media investigation

Speaking around the world about social engineering one question comes up almost every time. Why is social engineering so successful?   A key success factor in a targeted attack is good research, knowing the target and how to manipulate them. I have been gathering...
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...
The not-so-secret life of boarding passes

The not-so-secret life of boarding passes

Have you ever thought about what your boarding pass might say about you? I don’t mean “oh look at me, I’m flying in Emirates Business Class”, but what data you might be leaking publicly on that anachronistic piece of paper you discard in the seat in front of you....