Syrian rebels dumbly fall for hackers impersonating hot chicks and get cracked honeypot style

Feb 3 2015 23:47 @patlalrique

 

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Internet has always been a place where you don’t neccessarily know who you talking to; in fact, most of the time you talk with people you don’t know (and even then) you don’t have any guarantee that they really are who they say they are. The [inlinetweet prefix=”@patlalrique” tweeter=”RT @nwopad” suffix=””]Syrian rebels learned it the hard way: pro-Assad hackers succeeded at stealing crucial data from their phones and computers by using a catfishing method[/inlinetweet].
 

Hackers opened account on Skype, Facebook and other social media and put pictures of very attractive female to profile picture. After contact initiated, small talk in chat occured between hacker and target. After winning confidence of targets, hackers asked to exchange pictures.
 

The hackers sent infected files to the targets who then installed malwares on their systems by opening them. The hackers had subsequently access to all files and were free to copy or download them, which they did, for a amount of 7.7 gigs from roughly 12 500 contacts in 8 countries.
 

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